Turkey – A Great Nutritional Protein

It boosts an impressive nutrition profile

Turkey is rich in nutrients. Two thick slices (84 grams) of turkey contain (

Calories: 117
Protein: 24 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Carbs: 0 grams
Niacin (vitamin B3): 61% of the Daily Value
Vitamin B6: 49% of the
Vitamin B12: 29% of the DV
Selenium: 46% of the DV
Zinc: 12% of the DV
Sodium: 26% of the DV
Phosphorous: 28% of the DV
Choline: 12% of the DV
Magnesium: 6% of the DV
Potassium: 4% of the DV

The nutrients in turkey depend on the cut.

For example, dark meat, which is found in active muscles such as the legs or thighs, tends to have more fat and calories than white meat — whereas white meat contains slightly more protein.

Furthermore, turkey skin is high in fat. This means that cuts with the skin on have more calories and fat than skinless cuts.

For example, (100 grams) of turkey with the skin packs 169 calories and 5.5 grams of fat,
Whereas the same amount without the skin has 139 calories and just 2 grams of fat (4).

SUMMARY

Turkey is rich in protein and an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, especially B vitamins. Skinless cuts have fewer calories and less fat than those with the skin on

Hope this information helps and it is one of the proteins we use on our program.

Rachel

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