Turkey is a relatively low-fat source of high-quality animal protein. It is a very good source of selenium and vitamin B6, two nutrients that are essential to healthy me- tabolism. Some studies have linked selenium deficiency to an increased risk of cancer, but it appears that in people with adequate selenium in their diets, increasing selenium had no further protective effect. More research is needed to pin down this mineralís anti-cancer potential. It does act as an antioxidant, and it is involved in proper thyroid function.Nutritional Facts
(turkey breast) One ounce of turkey breast provides 23 calories, 0 g carbohydrate, 4.7 g protein, 0.3 g fat, 0 g dietary fiber, 1.7 mg niacin, 1 mcg folic acid, 58 mg potassium, 301 mg sodium, 48 mg phosphorus, and 4 mg magnesium.
(turkey patty) One 4-ounce cooked ground turkey patty provides 193 calories, 0 g carbohydrate, 22.4 g protein, 10.8 g fat, 0 g dietary fiber, 4 mg niacin, 6 mcg folic acid, 221 mg potassium, 88 mg sodium, 161 mg phosphorus, and 20 mg magnesium.