Sports Medicine in Austin: Holiday Turkey Nutrition

It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!

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If you’re planning on partaking in turkey this holiday season, you may want to know a little more about its nutritional value. Most of us already know it’s high in protein and low in fat. But did you also know it is a great source of iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus and the B vitamins?

Not all parts of the turkey were created equally. Take a look below to see how your favorite part of the bird weighs out. The values below are based on 100 grams (about 3.5 oz) of sliced meat from a whole roasted turkey:

Meat Calories Total Fat Protein
Breast w/skin 194 8 grams 29 grams
Breast w/o skin 161 4 grams 30 grams
Wing w/skin 238 13 grams 27 grams
Leg w/skin 213 11 grams 28 grams
Dark meat w/skin 232 13 grams 27 grams
Dark meat w/o skin 192 8 grams 28 grams
Skin only 482 44 grams 19 grams

Enjoy your holiday meal, but remember to eat wisely!

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