Crozier's Turkeys - Free Range 100% Free Range Turkeys!

Nutrition and Health

According to the book, "Super Foods" by Steven Pratt and Kathy Mathews (Random House), "Turkey is one of the 14 super foods that will change your life."

Turkey is low in fat and is in fact one of the leanest meats available. It's high in protein. It's a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and B vitamins. These are good reasons to eat turkey more often and for breaking the tradition of only eating turkey at Christmas, Thanksgiving or at wedding banquets.

Table: showing nutritional comparisons between turkey and chicken. Note the significant differences in fat content.

Meat Kilojoules Calories Protein % Saturated fat % Total fat %
Raw turkey breast w/o skin 420 100 22.4 0.36 1.06
Raw chicken breast w/o skin 458 109 22.3 0.58 2.13
           
Raw turkey breast w skin & fat 508 121 21.4 1.33 3.89
Raw chicken breast w skin & fat 714 171 19.8 3.07 10.2
           
Raw turkey light meat 457 109 21.7 0.83 2.38
Raw chicken light meat 568 136 21.3 1.68 5.57
           
Raw turkey dark meat 577 138 17.8 2.58 7.41
Raw chicken dark meat 705 168 17.5 3.3 11
           
Raw turkey drum w skin & fat 438 105 20.3 0.85 2.5
Raw chicken drum w skin & fat 699 167 17.4 3.15 10.9