Turkey has 857 calories per lb or 189 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from protein and fat.
63% of calories in turkey are from protein and 37% of calories are from fat.
A substantial amount, or 37% of the calories in cooked Turkey are from fat. Turkey has a moderate amount of total fat
, with 33.5 grams or 52% of recommended daily values per lb. Most of the fat in turkey are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat
, about 50% of recommended daily values.
Turkey contains 0.4578128 grams of trans fat and494.1 mg of cholesterol.
- Total fat: 33.5 g
- Cholesterol: 494.1 mg
- Trans fat: 0.5 g
- Saturated fat: 9.8 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 12 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 9.6 g
Turkey is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.49 grams for every lb. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 0.49 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every lb of turkey contains a total of 8.8 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in turkey comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- linoleic acid: 8.49 g
- other omega 6: 0.34 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in turkey is 18: 1.
Some other proteins with similar calories to turkey by weight: