All About Turkey

Get the Facts

Discover all of the nutritional benefits that make turkey such a super menu choice all year round.

Get the Facts

Nutritional Facts

Super Delicious,
Super Nutritious

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.

(Boneless, Skinless, Roasted)
100 g
(Skinless, Roasted)
100 g
Calories103 125 
Protein32 gexcellent source31 gexcellent source
Carbohydrates0g 0g 
Fat2.6 glow fat, extra lean6.4 gextra lean
Cholesterol76 mg 143 mg 
Sodium47 mglow sodium90 mglow sodium
Potassium354 mggood source268 mgsource
Iron0.3 mg 1.1 mgsource
Phosphorus244 mggood source201 mggood source
Magnesium21 mgsource15 mgsource
Zinc1.1 mgsource3.6 mgexcellent source
Selenium8.2 mcggood source14 mcgexcellent source
Vitamin B60.3 mggood source0.2 mgsource
Vitamin B120.9 mcgexcellent source2.2 mcgexcellent source
Niacin12 mgexcellent source5.3 mggood source

Superfood Facts

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!