Turkey and chicken are widely consumed all over the United States. Whether is grilled, cooked, or breaded, these two types of meat are guaranteed to delight food lovers everywhere. But which one is best for you?
The Turkey Vs. Chicken Debate
When it comes to white meat, turkey and chicken reign supreme, so the need to compare them is understandable. The table below can give you a sense of how these two types of meat stack up against each other.
|Chicken (3 oz)|
|Chicken breast, roasted||170||25 gm||7 gm (10% of DV)||4% of DV||60 mg (2% of DV)|
|Chicken wing, roasted||240||23 gm||16 gm (25% of DV)||6% of DV||70 mg (2% of DV)|
|Chicken thigh, roasted||210||21 gm||13 gm (20% of DV)||6% of DV||70 mg (2% of DV)|
|Turkey (3 oz)|
|Turkey breast, roasted||160||24 gm||6 gm (10% of DV)||6% of DV||55 mg (2% of DV)|
|Turkey wing, roasted||190||23 gm||10 gm (16% of DV)||6% of DV||50 mg (2% of DV)|
|Turkey thigh, roasted||190||23 gm||10 gm (15% of DV)||10% of DV||65 mg (2% of DV)|
As you can see, the values are quite similar. But if you had to choose the healthier option, you’d probably had to go with turkey. Compared to chicken, turkey tends to be lower in calories, fat, and sodium, with a slightly higher percentage of iron.
However, chicken also has its advantages. For example, chicken tends to be richer in niacin (Vitamin B-3), a nutrient that helps convert food into energy.
No matter which one you prefer, at Chef Gourmet we know the secret to delicious and healthy turkey and chicken dishes. Make sure to check out our Instagram account and our home page to discover our mouthwatering variety of Gourmet Prepared Meals. The menu changes every week!
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