All About Turkey
Get the Facts
Discover all of the nutritional benefits that make turkey such a super menu choice all year round.
Turkey is such a nutritional powerhouse that it is the only meat protein to have ever been labeled a superfood*. This tasty, lean protein is naturally low in cholesterol and provides essential nutrients such as niacin, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12, which help to boost heart health while lowering cancer risk.
*From the New York Times Bestseller:
Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews. (2004). SuperFoods Rx: 14 Foods That Will Change Your Life. New York:HarperCollins Publishers.
Source: Health Canada, 2010. Canadian Nutrient File. www.healthcanada.gc.ca/cnf
|NUTRITION INFORMATION||TURKEY BREAST|
(Boneless, Skinless, Roasted)
|Protein||32 g||excellent source||31 g||excellent source|
|Fat||2.6 g||low fat, extra lean||6.4 g||extra lean|
|Cholesterol||76 mg||143 mg|
|Sodium||47 mg||low sodium||90 mg||low sodium|
|Potassium||354 mg||good source||268 mg||source|
|Iron||0.3 mg||1.1 mg||source|
|Phosphorus||244 mg||good source||201 mg||good source|
|Magnesium||21 mg||source||15 mg||source|
|Zinc||1.1 mg||source||3.6 mg||excellent source|
|Selenium||8.2 mcg||good source||14 mcg||excellent source|
|Vitamin B6||0.3 mg||good source||0.2 mg||source|
|Vitamin B12||0.9 mcg||excellent source||2.2 mcg||excellent source|
|Niacin||12 mg||excellent source||5.3 mg||good source|
What Makes Turkey a Superfood?
Superfoods are packed full of essential nutrients and minerals, with none of the excessive fat and calories that can negatively impact health. Turkey definitely fits the bill.
It’s deliciously adaptable
Roasted, barbecued, baked or stir-fried – turkey is the perfect replacement for the proteins in all your favourite recipes. This highly-nutritious superfood is inexpensive, readily available and easy to prepare. And it tastes super too!