Protein in Turkey

Turkey breast meat is naturally high in protein - cooked turkey breast meat contains 28g of protein per 100g, which is over ½ of an adult’s recommended daily allowance!

Running couple
The average man and woman is advised to eat around 50g of protein a day, so eating turkey meat can really boost your daily intake.
High in protein foods
Protein can be found in all sorts of food including fish, eggs, milk, and vegetables, but turkey meat is a particularly good source.

You would have to eat about 2 large broccoli heads to get the same amount of protein as in 100g worth of turkey!

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Broccoli

what is Protein?

Protein is present in all cells and tissues throughout the body and is
essential for maintaining a healthy body.
Protein helps us to repair both internal and external damage and is used in all sorts of bodily processes.

White blood cells
These include carrying messages to the brain, defending the body from illness and repairing and preserving all of the essental functions that keep us fit and well.

Overall, protein adds to the ongoing upkeep and repair of muscle growth and bones.

Bones in feet

Why is protein so important?

Protein is essential for growth, repair and maintenance of the body. Eaten as part of a balanced diet, some studies suggest it can even help us to feel fuller for longer.

When we work out or exercise a lot, our muscles can sometimes ache afterwards.  This is a sign that we have caused our muscular fibres to break and tear very slightly.  The soreness you feel is the process of the body recovering and building muscles to help our stamina and strength.  Protein in greater amounts and more regularly helps your muscles to repair and grow in this way, which is why people who work out a lot eat a lot of protein.

This is where eating turkey can be really beneficial before sports, as a snack or afterwards for dinner, as protein-rich foods contribute to growth and maintenance of your muscle mass.

Exercise class

Protein in our Turkey Breast Pieces Range

88% of the energy value of our Turkey Breast Pieces Range, comes from the protein! They are a great protein rich addition to any healthy balanced diet and lifestyle as well as being delicious!

BBQ Turkey breast pieces
Sweet chilli turkey breast pieces
Roast turkey breast pieces
Tikka turkey breast pieces

Why not try some of our high protein recipes using our Turkey Breast Pieces Range!

Turkey super salad

Turkey super salad

Turkey super salad
Turkey bourguignon

Turkey bourguignon

Turkey bourguignon
Turkey cauliflower biryani

Turkey cauliflower biryani

Turkey cauli biryani