Egg vs. Raw Turkey

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Raw Turkey


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in egg and raw turkey:

  • Both raw turkey and egg are high in calories and protein.
  • Egg has more riboflavin and folate, however, raw turkey contains more niacin and Vitamin B6.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and calcium.
  • Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • For omega-3 fatty acids, egg has more dha than raw turkey.
  • Raw turkey has 53% less saturated fat than egg.
  • Raw turkey is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg and raw 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Raw Turkey (Turkey, whole, meat and skin, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both raw turkey and egg are high in calories. Raw turkey is very similar to egg for calories - raw turkey has 144 calories per 100 grams and egg has 143 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, egg is much lighter in protein, much heavier in fat and similar to raw turkey for carbs. Egg has a macronutrient ratio of 36:2:62 and for raw turkey, 63:0:37 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Egg Raw Turkey
Protein 36% 63%
Carbohydrates 2% ~
Fat 62% 37%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both raw turkey and egg are low in carbohydrates - raw turkey has 0.14g of total carbs per 100 grams and egg has 0.72g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in raw turkey are made of 50% sugar and 50% starch, whereas the carbs in egg comprise of 100% sugar.

sugar

Raw turkey and egg contain similar amounts of sugar - raw turkey has 0.07g of sugar per 100 grams and egg has 0.37g of sugar.



Protein

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Both raw turkey and egg are high in protein. Raw turkey has 72% more protein than egg - raw turkey has 21.6g of protein per 100 grams and egg has 12.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Raw turkey has 53% less saturated fat than egg - raw turkey has 1.5g of saturated fat per 100 grams and egg has 3.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both raw turkey and egg are low in trans fat - raw turkey has 0.06g of trans fat per 100 grams and egg has 0.04g of trans fat.

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and raw turkey has 81% less cholesterol than egg - raw turkey has 72mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and egg has 372mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 841% more Vitamin A than raw turkey - raw turkey has 17ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and egg has 160ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has 583% more Vitamin D than raw turkey - raw turkey has 12iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and egg has 82iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Raw turkey and egg contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - raw turkey has 0.09mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and egg has 1.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Egg and raw turkey contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - egg has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and raw turkey does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Egg has more riboflavin and folate, however, raw turkey contains more niacin and Vitamin B6. Both egg and raw turkey contain significant amounts of thiamin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.

Egg Raw Turkey
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.048 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.185 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 7.631 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG 0.811 MG
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG 0.599 MG
Folate 47 UG 7 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG 1.22 UG

Minerals

calcium

Egg is a great source of calcium and it has 409% more calcium than raw turkey - raw turkey has 11mg of calcium per 100 grams and egg has 56mg of calcium.

iron

Egg has 103% more iron than raw turkey - raw turkey has 0.86mg of iron per 100 grams and egg has 1.8mg of iron.

potassium

Raw turkey is a great source of potassium and it has 62% more potassium than egg - raw turkey has 224mg of potassium per 100 grams and egg has 138mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, egg has more DHA than raw turkey per 100 grams. Both egg and raw turkey contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Egg Raw Turkey
alpha linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.079 G
DHA 0.058 G 0.003 G
DPA 0.007 G 0.004 G
EPA ~ 0.002 G
Total 0.113 G 0.088 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both egg and raw turkey contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Egg Raw Turkey
other omega 6 0.022 G 0.006 G
linoleic acid 1.555 G 1.307 G
Total 1.577 G 1.313 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Raw Turkey (Turkey, whole, meat and skin, raw) .

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