Meat is a valuable source of protein and other nutrients. But when it comes to a healthy diet, it’s important to choose the right kind of meat and eat the correct portion size. Turkey is a relatively inexpensive source of protein, with more protein per gram than both chicken and beef, while remaining lower in fat and cholesterol than other meats. It also delivers vitamins and minerals.
Here are some key points about turkey meat:
- Eighty-five grams of roasted turkey breast contains around 125.
- In contrast, 85 grams of roasted dark turkey meat contains around 147 calories.
- The dark meat of turkey typically contains more vitamins and minerals.
- Turkey breast meat contains fewer calories and fat than most other cuts of meat.
- Turkey contains vitamins B-6 and B-12, niacin, choline, selenium, and zinc.
- Processed turkey meat can have a high sodium content.
- Pasture-raised turkeys typically have higher omega-3 content than factory-farmed turkeys.
In this public notebook, you´ll find some of my favorite turkey recipes.