Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of turkey

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Turkey: the other white meat – yet so nutritious. Turkey has been enjoyed as a dietary staple in the US for hundreds of years, yet it remains a special occasion meal still for Aussies despite its strong nutritional properties.

Skinless turkey is extremely lean with <10% fat and more than 30g protein per serve and is a rich source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, selenium and zinc.

Turkey can be added to wraps, its mince used in a lean burger or spaghetti sauce and its legs make a rich tasting Winter soup.

So if you are looking for a new lean protein to try, check out lean turkey mince, breast or turkey legs for cooking at supermarkets.

Recipe of the Week

Turkey and Broccoli Salad

Serves 1


100g cooked turkey breast, finely chopped

1 cup, finely chopped broccoli

20g finely chopped spring onion (2 springs)

1/2 finely chopped red capsicum

1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon or pinch of dried tarragon

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


1. Put the turkey breast, broccoli, spring onion, capsicum and tarragon in bowl.

2. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard and combine evenly. Serve.



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