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Nutritional Difference Between Hamburgers and Turkey Burgers

Burger Battle: Turkey May Not Be Healthier Than Beef

With all the delicious eats served at the many end-of-Summer barbecues, you may opt for a turkey burger over the traditional beef patty because it's healthier. Before you swear off hamburgers forever, you may want to take a closer look at the two types of meat to see how they compare.


4 oz. raw ground turkey (85% lean) 4 oz. raw ground beef (85% lean)
Calories
203
243
Total Fat (g)
14.2
17
Sat. Fat (g)
3.9
6.6
Cholesterol (mg)
88
77
Sodium (mg)
61
75
Protein (g)
19.1
21
Calcium (mg)
37.3
17
Potassium (mg)
228.3
333.4

If weight loss or eating less fat is on your mind, the turkey burger is definitely the way to go. But if you're trying to get more protein or potassium in your diet, you'll want to choose the regular hamburger. Surprisingly the turkey burger is slightly higher in cholesterol, so if that's an issue, there's another reason to go for the beef. Whatever patty you decide to place in your whole wheat bun, make sure you go for extra lean, and here are some other tips for saving barbecue calories.

Which burger version do you prefer?

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