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Veal vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Veal and Turkey meat different?

  • Veal is higher in Zinc, and Vitamin B12, however Turkey meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Turkey meat is 29% higher.
  • Veal contains 2 times more Zinc than Turkey meat. While Veal contains 3.87mg of Zinc, Turkey meat contains only 2.48mg.
  • Turkey meat has less Saturated Fat.

Veal, ground, cooked, broiled and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Contains more Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Contains more Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Equal in Copper - 0.093

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Veal
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Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +170.8%
Contains more Protein +17.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Fats - 7.39
Equal in Water - 63.52
24% 8% 67%
Protein: 24.38 g
Fats: 7.56 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.76 g
Other: 1.3 g
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Other +170.8%
Contains more Protein +17.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Fats - 7.39
Equal in Water - 63.52

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +285.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 2.647
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +285.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 2.647

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Veal Turkey meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Veal Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Protein 24.38g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 7.56g 7.39g Veal
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Calories 172kcal 189kcal Turkey meat
Calcium 17mg 14mg Veal
Iron 0.99mg 1.09mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 24mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 217mg 223mg Turkey meat
Potassium 337mg 239mg Veal
Sodium 83mg 103mg Veal
Zinc 3.87mg 2.48mg Veal
Copper 0.103mg 0.093mg Veal
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 12µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.07mg Veal
Vitamin D 0IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.045mg Veal
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 8.03mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 1.16mg 0.948mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 11µg 9µg Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27µg 1.02µg Veal
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.247mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.065mg 1.004mg Veal
Isoleucine 1.201mg 0.796mg Veal
Leucine 1.94mg 1.925mg Veal
Lysine 2.009mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.569mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.984mg 0.903mg Veal
Valine 1.347mg 0.902mg Veal
Histidine 0.885mg 0.749mg Veal
Cholesterol 103mg 109mg Veal
Trans Fat 0.101g Veal
Saturated Fat 3.04g 2.155g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.005g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.008g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.008g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84g 2.647g Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 2.119g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.105g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Veal Turkey meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Veal
50%
Turkey meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Veal
37%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.885g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/nutrients
  2. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.