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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
Veal
5
:
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Equal in Phosphorus - 223

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
47
Veal
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
37
Turkey meat

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
146%
Veal
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
35%
Veal
34%
Turkey meat

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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Veal Turkey meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Veal Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 172 189 Turkey meat
Protein 24.38 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 7.56 7.39 Veal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0.06 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 103 109 Veal
Vitamin D 0 15 Turkey meat
Iron 0.99 1.09 Turkey meat
Calcium 17 14 Veal
Potassium 337 239 Veal
Magnesium 24 30 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.103 0.093 Veal
Zinc 3.87 2.48 Veal
Starch
Phosphorus 217 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 83 103 Veal
Vitamin A 0 39 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.07 Veal
Vitamin D 0 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.045 Veal
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 8.03 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 1.16 0.948 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.27 1.02 Veal
Vitamin K 1.2 0 Veal
Folate 11 9 Veal
Trans Fat 0.101 Veal
Saturated Fat 3.04 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84 2.647 Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.247 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.065 1.004 Veal
Isoleucine 1.201 0.796 Veal
Leucine 1.94 1.925 Veal
Lysine 2.009 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.569 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.984 0.903 Veal
Valine 1.347 0.902 Veal
Histidine 0.885 0.749 Veal
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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.