Goat Cheese vs. Turkey

Nutrition comparison of Goat Cheese and Cooked Turkey


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of goat cheese versus cooked turkey (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in goat cheese and turkey:

  • Both turkey and goat cheese are high in calories and protein.
  • Goat cheese has more riboflavin, however, turkey contains more niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.
  • Goat cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A and calcium.
  • Turkey is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of goat cheese and turkey is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Goat Cheese (Cheese, goat, semisoft type) and Turkey (Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both turkey and goat cheese are high in calories. Goat cheese has 93% more calories than turkey - turkey has 189 calories per 100 grams and goat cheese has 364 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, goat cheese is much lighter in protein, much heavier in fat and similar to turkey for carbs. Goat cheese has a macronutrient ratio of 24:0:76 and for turkey, 63:0:37 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Goat Cheese Turkey
Protein 24% 63%
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Fat 76% 37%
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carbohydrates

Both turkey and goat cheese are low in carbohydrates - turkey has 0.06g of total carbs per 100 grams and goat cheese has 0.12g of carbohydrates.

sugar

Goat cheese and turkey contain similar amounts of sugar - goat cheese has 0.12g of sugar per 100 grams and turkey does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both turkey and goat cheese are high in protein. Turkey has 32% more protein than goat cheese - turkey has 28.6g of protein per 100 grams and goat cheese has 21.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Goat cheese is high in saturated fat and turkey has 90% less saturated fat than goat cheese - turkey has 2.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and goat cheese has 20.6g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both turkey and goat cheese are low in trans fat - turkey has 0.1g of trans fat per 100 grams and goat cheese does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Goat cheese has 28% less cholesterol than turkey - turkey has 109mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and goat cheese has 79mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Goat cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 32 times more Vitamin A than turkey - turkey has 12ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and goat cheese has 407ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Turkey and goat cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - turkey has 15iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and goat cheese has 22iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Turkey and goat cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - turkey has 0.07mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and goat cheese has 0.26mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Goat cheese and turkey contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - goat cheese has 2.5ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and turkey does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Goat cheese has more riboflavin, however, turkey contains more niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. Both goat cheese and turkey contain significant amounts of thiamin and folate.

Goat Cheese Turkey
Thiamin 0.072 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 0.676 MG 0.281 MG
Niacin 1.148 MG 9.573 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.19 MG 0.948 MG
Vitamin B6 0.06 MG 0.616 MG
Folate 2 UG 9 UG
Vitamin B12 0.22 UG 1.02 UG

Minerals

calcium

Goat cheese is an excellent source of calcium and it has 20 times more calcium than turkey - turkey has 14mg of calcium per 100 grams and goat cheese has 298mg of calcium.

iron

Goat cheese has 49% more iron than turkey - turkey has 1.1mg of iron per 100 grams and goat cheese has 1.6mg of iron.

potassium

Turkey is a great source of potassium and it has 51% more potassium than goat cheese - turkey has 239mg of potassium per 100 grams and goat cheese has 158mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, turkey has more linoleic acid than goat cheese per 100 grams.

Goat Cheese Turkey
linoleic acid 0.709 G 1.873 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.01 G
Total 0.709 G 1.883 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Goat Cheese (Cheese, goat, semisoft type) and Turkey (Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted) .

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FAQ

Does turkey or goat cheese contain more calories in 100 grams?
Both turkey and goat cheese are high in calories. Goat cheese has 90% more calories than turkey - turkey has 189 calories in 100g and goat cheese has 364 calories.

Is turkey or goat cheese better for protein?
Both turkey and goat cheese are high in protein. Turkey has 30% more protein than goat cheese - turkey has 28.6g of protein per 100 grams and goat cheese has 21.6g of protein.

Does turkey or goat cheese contain more calcium?
Goat cheese is a rich source of calcium and it has 20 times more calcium than turkey - turkey has 14mg of calcium in 100 grams and goat cheese has 298mg of calcium.

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