Safe food and good nutrition are important to today's consumer. Maintaining the safety of Canada's food supply is a shared responsibility among government, industry and consumers. Eating a nutritious and balanced diet is one of the best ways to protect and promote good health. Turkey is an excellent protein choice to help meet the standards established to improve the well-being of Canadians.

Canada's Food Guide recommends 1-3 servings of meat and meat alternatives per day depending on your gender and age. Children need to eat about 0.5 grams of protein for every pound (0.5 kilograms) of their weight each day. Adults require about 60 grams per day. If you are eating a balanced diet, including lean turkey, you will likely get enough without worrying. Turkey is a complete protein because it contains all nine of the essential amino acids.

Nutritional Facts for Turkey

  • Turkey is low in fat and cholesterol. A diet that is low in fat promotes a healthy heart and circulatory system.
  • Turkey is an excellent source of protein providing the essential amino acids necessary for the renewal and maintenance of body tissues and providing food energy.
  • Turkey is an excellent source of niacin, a factor in the maintenance of good health.
  • Turkey is a good source of phosphorous, a factor in the normal development of bones and teeth.


The links below will provide you with nutritional information on your favourite turkey parts.

Ground Turkey


Ground Turkey (Cooked)

White Turkey Meat


White Turkey Meat (Bonelss, Skinless, Roasted)

Dark Turkey Meat


Dark Turkey Meat (Bonelss, Skinless, Roasted)

Turkey Thigh


Turkey Thigh (Skinless, Roasted)

Turkey Wing


Turkey Wing (Skin on, Roasted)

Turkey Drumstick


Turkey Drum Stick (Skinless, Roasted)

Turkey Leg


Turkey Leg (Skinless, Roasted