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Turkey

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About This Food

Description

Once reserved for Thanksgiving, turkey is now a mainstay at the American table. In fact, about two hundred and sixty five million turkeys were produced in 2006.

While male, or tom, turkeys can reach up to 70 pounds, the female, or hen, turkey usually weighs from 8 to 16 pounds.

It is important to choose pasture-raised organic turkeys that are fed their natural diet, free of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Also, when buying prepared turkey (deli style), make sure it is free of preservatives like nitrites.

Turkey is an excellent source of protein, selenium, vitamin B6 and niacin.  

Selecting & Storing

Turkey is available fresh (raw and prepared) as well as frozen. Follow the instructions on individual packages to ensure freshness.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • VitaminB6
  • Niacin
Good Source of
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)

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Calories: 132

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 21 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
2.7 g
Saturated Fat
0.87 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.47 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.72 g
Trans Fat
0.02 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
8 g
ALA
8 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
25 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
57.96 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
25.12 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
8.4 IU
2%
Vitamin E
0.08 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.45 mg
22%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
5.04 mcg
1%
Niacin
5.74 mg
29%
Riboflavin
0.11 mg
6%
Thiamin
0.05 mg
3%
Choline
70.06 mg
13%
Minerals
Calcium
15.96 mg
2%
Copper
0.04 mg
2%
Iron
1.13 mg
6%
Magnesium
23.52 mg
6%
Manganese
0.02 mg
1%
Phosphorous
183.96 mg
18%
Potassium
256.2 mg
7%
Selenium
26.96 mcg
39%
Sodium
53.76 mg
2%
Zinc
1.71 mg
11%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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