Calories in Turkey

Turkey is an incredibly popular white meat, especially around Christmas and Thanks Giving time, but how many calories are in turkey, and the various edible forms that this bird comes in? This page is going to provide you with all of the information that you will need when it comes to turkey nutrition facts, as well as turkey calories. We are going to cover turkey breast, slices, burgers, ground turkey, as well as it's form of bacon.

Chicken is another popular poultry meat, if you would like to learn all about the calories found in chicken, please click here.

How many calories in turkey?

So how many calories does turkey have in it? This is a good question and one that we are now going to answer using a wide range of examples. Turkey is definitely not a meat that comes in just one generic form. You may be a fan of the light meat, or the dark meat, or perhaps turkey bacon is your thing? However, you enjoy your seasonal bird, we have it covered here.

Turkey breast calories

First of all let's look at turkey breast as this is arguably the most popular form of turkey that people enjoy. This is turkey breast meat as you would get from the deli.

  • In a 1.2 oz serving of turkey breast meat there are 34 calories
  • In 1 oz of turkey breast meat there are 29 calories
  • In 100 g of turkey breast meat there are 104 calories

Now roasted turkey breast meat without the skin.

  • A 4 oz serving of roasted turkey breast without the skin there are 153 calories
  • In 1 oz of roasted turkey breast without the skin there are 38 calories
  • In 100 g of roasted turkey breast without the skin there are 135 calories

Turkey meat calories - Light and dark meat

Now let us look at the calories in turkey meat, taking both the dark and light meat into consideration

Light meat

  • In a 4 oz serving of roasted light turkey meat without skin, there are 158 calories
  • In 1 oz of roasted light turkey meat without skin, there are 40 calories
  • In 100 g of roasted light turkey meat without skin, there are 140 calories

Dark meat

  • In a 4 oz serving of roasted dark turkey meat with skin, there are 206 calories
  • In 1 oz of roasted dark turkey meat with skin, there are 52 calories
  • In 100 g of roasted dark turkey meat with skin, there are 182 calories

Turkey bacon calories

If you enjoy turkey bacon the check out the calorific info surrounding it below.

  • In a 0.5 oz serving of cooked turkey bacon there are 35 calories
  • In 1 oz of cooked turkey bacon there are 66 calories
  • In 50 g of turkey bacon there are 117 calories

Calories in turkey leg

Now are going to look at the calories turkey leg contains.

  • A 4 oz serving of roasted turkey leg/thigh/drumstick with the skin, has 192 calories
  • In a whole 8.6 oz turkey leg, roasted with the skin, there are 417 calories
  • In 1 oz of roasted turkey leg/thigh/drumstick calories with the skin, there are 48 calories
  • In 100 g of roasted turkey leg/thigh/drumstick calories with the skin, there are 170 calories

Ground turkey calories

Now we are going to look at the calories that are found in ground turkey. The examples used here are 85% lean.

  • A 4 oz serving of cooked ground turkey has 266 calories in
  • 1 oz of cooked ground turkey has 67 calories in
  • 100 g of cooked ground turkey has 235 calories

Turkey slices calories

Turkey slices are another popular form that turkey meat is consumed in. We are going to provide you with some examples of the calories in turkey slices here.

  • In a 2 oz serving of thin smoked turkey breast from the deli, there are 60 calories
  • In 1 oz of thin smoked turkey breast from the deli, there are 30 calories
  • In 100 g of thin smoked turkey breast from the deli, there are 105 calories
  • In a 2 oz serving of thin honey roasted turkey breast, there are 60 calories
  • In 1 oz of thin honey roasted turkey breast, there are 30 calories
  • In 100 g of thin honey roasted turkey breast, there are 105 calories
  • In a 1 oz slice of turkey lunch meat has 26 calories
  • 100 g of turkey lunch meat has 93 calories

Turkey burger calories

How about the calories in turkey burgers?

  • In a Foster Farms 4 oz turkey burger patte, there are 150 calories
  • In a 8.3 oz Hardee's turkey burger there are 390 calories

Calories in turkey sausages

If you are one of the many people who enjoys turkey in the form of sausages, this information will be of interest to you.

  • In 2 turkey sausage links weighing 2 oz, there are 132 calorie
  • In 1 oz of turkey sausage there are 67 calories
  • In 100 g of turkey sausage there are 235 calories

Turkey sandwich calories

  • In a regular turkey sandwich with mayo there are 450 calories
  • In a regular turkey club sandwich, with bacon and mayo, there are 510 calories
  • In a low fat, wheat bread, subway 6 inch sub there are 280 calories
  • In a low fat, wheat bread, subway 12 inch sub there are 560 calories
  • In an Applebee's California club turkey sandwich, without sides, there are 970 calories

We hope that we have covered the type of turkey that you like to eat. If you think we have missed out some vital information on the calories turkey contains, why not let us know via twitter and facebook pages?

To find out exactly how many calories are in the turkey product that you are going to be consuming, you should always read the label. This will have the calorific value of the product, as well as it's nutritional content.

If you are interested in the nutritional value of turkey, check out our next section.

Turkey nutrition facts

The following turkey nutrition facts are based on a 3.5 oz / 100 g serving of roasted turkey breast meat without the skin.

  • Vitamin A - 0.0 IU
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - 0.1 milligrams
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - 7.5 milligrams (a notable 37% of the total you need in a day)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - 0.7 milligrams
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.6 milligrams (a useful 28% of your RDI)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate) - 6.0 micrograms
  • Vitamin B12 - 0.4 micrograms
  • Vitamin C - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin E - 0.1 milligrams
  • Vitamin K - 0.0 micrograms
  • Choline - 84.4 milligrams
  • Betaine - 6.1 milligrams
  • Calcium - 12.0 milligrams
  • Copper - 0.1 milligrams
  • Iron - 1.5 milligrams
  • Magnesium - 29.0 milligrams
  • Manganese - 0.0 milligrams
  • Phosphorus - 224 milligrams (22 % of your daily need)
  • Potassium - 292 milligrams
  • Selenium - 32.1 micrograms (a helpful 46% of the total you need in one day)
  • Sodium - 52.0 milligrams
  • Zinc - 1.7 milligrams (a useful 12% of the daily total needed)
  • Protein - 30.1 g (An amazing 60% of your RDI)
  • Cholesterol - 83.0 milligrams
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.0 g
  • Carbohydrates - 0.0 g
  • Water - 68.4 g
  • Total fats - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 0.0 g

The RDA/RDI featured in this list applies to the average male adult and can vary due to age, gender and individual requirements due to medical reasons.

Find out much more about the various nutrients that are listed above by checking out our vitamins and minerals in foods menu. We have a page for each one explaining exactly what positive contributions they make to the health of your body, and highlighting all of the other foods that they can be found in.

Is turkey good for you?

You have now see the number of calories found in a wide selection of turkey products, and also read over the nutritional values of turkey, but is turkey good for you? The answer is yes there are many benefits that can be obtained from including turkey in your diet. It is a wonderful source of protein, as well as various B vitamins, and the minerals selenium , zinc and phosphorus. It will provide you with a moderate amount of calories, but not much fat at all and no sugar.

Being a meat it is going to give you cholesterol, and that is always going to be a drawback considering it is high in turkey. Overall though like anything, in moderation you are going to do yourself more good than harm by including some white meat in your diet.

More information

We trust that you have found all of the information on from the calories in a turkey sandwich, to roast turkey nutrition facts. Although turkey is most commonly eating over the Christmas and Thanks Giving holiday periods, this is not to say that a great many people don't enjoy it the whole year round.

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