Nutritional Data at a Glance- Turkey

August 6, 2021

All nutritional data can be found on the United States Department of Agriculture FoodData Search site!

Below you will find data on some of the nutrients available in particular cuts, per 100g (both muscle meat & secreting organs) from a turkey.  

For macronutrients (carbs, calories, protein, fat, including energy in kcal, water, fiber & sugar) see the USDA's site (fatty acids are also detailed on their website). 

**µg = microgram**

**for some listings, you may see I included the Vitamin D nutritional info 2x; the 1st line with "IU" is the international measurement (which is sometimes on the label of some supplements), directly below that you may see Vitamin D again, but with "µg" which is just the measurements in micrograms!**

When following a strict BARF or PMR diet, some of the nutrients most commonly lacking are: 
Vitamin E
Vitamin D

If present in the figures shared below (no matter how little), I have gone ahead and highlighted them for you!

As you scroll through, notice how much higher Linoleic Acid (LA) is in comparison to Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA); this is why we recommend pairing chia seeds, flaxseed or flaxseed oils with meals that are higher in poultry fat (poultry skin = fat). Chia and flax will help boost Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and balance out your omega-6 fatty acids within a raw diet (if more raw animal fat cannot/is not be added).


Turkey bones tend to be much denser when compared to the bones in other poultry (ie. chicken or duck raw meaty bones). I do NOT recommend feeding turkey legs ("turkey drumsticks") or the majority of a turkey wing as the raw meaty bone portion of your pet's diet because they tend to splinter, even when raw, and may be difficult for most dogs to fully digest. You can, however, remove all skin and meat to feed & save the bones for a yummy bone broth!

Due to this risk, I would only recommend feeding the following raw meaty bones from a turkey (IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO & IF THEY ARE AN APPROPRIATE SIZE FOR YOUR PET):
- Raw Turkey Necks
- Raw Turkey Frames (Carcass)
- Raw Turkey Wing Tip 
(the smallest & very last portion of the wing)
- Raw Turkey Feet
- Raw Turkey Heads

Monitor your pet's stool to see how they have digested these raw bones before continuing to include raw turkey bones in their diet. If there are shards of undigested bone in their stool, it may be best to switch to "softer" bones that may be digested more easily (ie. bones from chicken, duck, quail, rabbit etc...).

If you believe your pet to have sustained an injury from ingesting a raw meaty bone, or that there may be a blockage, seek professional medical help IMMEDIATELY!


per 100g
Calcium:  9mg
Iron:  0.76mg
Magnesium:  27mg
PhosphoruS:  185mg
Potassium:  267mg
Sodium:  74mg
Zinc:  1.16mg
Copper:  0.054mg
Manganese:  0.006mg
Selenium:  22.1µg
Thiamin:  0.052mg
Riboflavin:  0.165mg
Niacin:  10.3mg
Pantothenic acid:  1.05mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.814mg
Folate:  7µg
Choline:  52.3mg
Vitamin A, RAE:  5µg
Vitamin A, IU:  16IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.09mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  7IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.2µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  0.2µg
LA:  0.257g
ALA:  0.015g
AA:  0.049g
EPA:  0.001g
DPA:  0.005g
DHA:  0.002g


per 100g
(no bone-in data currently exists, so your best bet would be to utilise whatever data we DO have, to arrive at a reasonable estimate when feeding pig feet...OR it can be easily factored into a ratio diet; see MY RAW MEATY BONE PERCENTAGE SPREADSHEET)
Calcium:  9mg
Iron:  1.14mg
Magnesium:  21mg
Phosphorus:  151mg
Potassium:  208mg
Sodium:  86mg
Zinc:  2.92mg
Copper:  0.079mg
Manganese:  0.006mg
Selenium:  20.3µg
Thiamin:  0.049mg
Riboflavin:  0.28mg
Niacin:  4.8mg
Pantothenic acid:  1.05mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.339mg
Folate:  6µg
Choline:  72.5mg
Vitamin B-12:  1.9µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  26µg
Vitamin A, IU:  86IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.18mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  18IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.5µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  0.5µg
LA:  1.68g
ALA:  0.109g
AA:  0.107g
EPA:  0.003g
DPA:  0.01g
DHA:  0.007g


per 100g
Calcium:  99mg
Iron:  4.1mg
Magnesium:  13mg
Phosphorus:  170mg
Potassium:  142mg
Sodium:  151mg
Zinc:  1.58mg
Copper:  0.062mg
Manganese:  0.038mg
Selenium:  34.3µg
Thiamin:  0.11mg
Riboflavin:  0.47mg
Niacin:  0.024mg
Pantothenic acid:  1.89mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.131mg
Folate:  71µg
Vitamin B-12:  1.69µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  166µg
Vitamin A:  554IU
LA:  1.17g
ALA:  0.079g
AA:  0.127g


per 100g
Calcium:  16mg
Iron:  2.78mg
Magnesium:  19mg
Phosphorus:  164mg
Potassium:  185mg
Sodium:  147mg
Zinc:  3.03mg
Copper:  0.22mg
Manganese:  0.085mg
Selenium:  28.8µg
Vitamin C:  6.2mg
Thiamin:  0.061mg
Riboflavin:  0.327mg
Niacin:  6.23mg
Pantothenic acid:  0.914mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.198mg
Folate:  6µg
Choline:  89.7mg
Vitamin B-12:  3.61µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  46µg
Vitamin A, IU:  154IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.22mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  19IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.5µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  0.5µg
LA:  0.53g
ALA:  0.023g
AA:  0.096g
DPA:  0.009g
DHA:  0.007g


per 100g
Calcium:  21mg
Iron:  1.17mg
Magnesium:  21mg
Phosphorus:  193mg
Potassium:  213mg
Sodium:  69mg
Zinc:  2.53mg
Copper:  0.107mg
Manganese:  0.008mg
Selenium:  19µg
Thiamin:  0.067mg
Riboflavin:  0.185mg
Niacin:  5.42mg
Pantothenic acid:  1mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.35mg
Folate:  7µg
Choline:  53mg
Vitamin B-12:  1.2µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  22µg
Vitamin A, IU:  73IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.11mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  14IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.4µg
LA:  2.18g
ALA:  0.121g
AA:  0.108g
EPA:  0.005g
DPA:  0.01g
DHA:  0.008g


per 100g
Calcium:  33mg
Iron:  1.32mg
Magnesium:  19mg
Phosphorus:  179mg
Potassium:  202mg
Sodium:  54mg
Zinc:  2.75mg
Copper:  0.123mg
Manganese:  0.009mg
Selenium:  24.6µg
Thiamin:  0.067mg
Riboflavin:  0.177mg
Niacin:  5.08mg
Pantothenic acid:  1.1mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.485mg
Folate:  6µg
Choline:  51.6mg
Vitamin B-12:  1.3µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  30µg
Vitamin A, IU:  101IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.08mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  14IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.4µg
LA:  3.05g
ALA:  0.165g
AA:  0.11g
EPA:  0.012g
DPA:  0.011g
DHA:  0.009g


per 100g
Calcium:  18mg
Iron:  3.7mg
Magnesium:  21mg
Phosphorus:  183mg
Potassium:  179mg
Sodium:  129mg
Zinc:  3.21mg
Copper:  0.488mg
Manganese:  0.102mg
Selenium:  35.4µg
Vitamin C:  3mg
Thiamin:  0.165mg
Riboflavin:  1.13mg
Niacin:  6.44mg
Pantothenic acid:  3.12mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.479mg
Choline:  127mg
Vitamin B-12:  13.3µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  82µg
Vitamin A, IU:  305IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.31mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  17IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.4µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  0.4µg
LA:  1.79g
ALA:  0.093g
AA:  0.205g
EPA:  0.002g
DPA:  0.008g
DHA:  0.006g


per 100g
Calcium:  20mg
Iron:  8.94mg
Magnesium:  24mg
Phosphorus:  279mg
Potassium:  214mg
Sodium:  131mg
Zinc:  3.37mg
Copper:  0.863mg
Manganese:  0.296mg
Selenium:  68.7µg
Vitamin C:  24.5mg
Thiamin:  0.206mg
Riboflavin:  2.25mg
Niacin:  11.2mg
Pantothenic acid:  6.28mg
Vitamin B-6:  1.04mg
Folate:  677µg
Choline:  222mg
Vitamin B-12:  19.7µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  8060µg
Vitamin A, IU:  26900IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.24mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  50IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  1.3µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  1.3µg
LA:  1.13g
ALA:  0.038g
AA:  0.378g
EPA:  0.009g
DPA:  0.021g
DHA:  0.045g


per 100g
Calcium:  24mg
Iron:  1.01mg
Magnesium:  15mg
Phosphorus:  160mg
Potassium:  133mg
Sodium:  233mg
Zinc:  3.39mg
Copper:  0.142mg
Manganese:  0.056mg
Selenium:  28.6µg
Thiamin:  0.051mg
Riboflavin:  0.211mg
Niacin:  4.92mg
Pantothenic acid:  0.801mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.364mg
Folate:  5µg
Choline:  54mg
Vitamin B-12:  1.76µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  13µg
Vitamin A, IU:  43IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.12mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  13IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.3µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  0.3µg
LA:  1.26g
ALA:  0.066g
AA:  0.088g
EPA:  0.002g
DPA:  0.008g
DHA:  0.005g


per 100g
Calcium:  4mg
Iron:  1.31mg
Magnesium:  20mg
Phosphorus:  161mg
Potassium:  239mg
Sodium:  75mg
Zinc:  2.6mg
Copper:  0.076mg
Manganese:  0.006mg
Selenium:  19.8µg
Thiamin:  0.053mg
Riboflavin:  0.268mg
Niacin:  5.6mg
Pantothenic acid:  1.18mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.419mg
Folate:  6µg
Choline:  69.9mg
Vitamin B-12:  2.13µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  29µg
Vitamin A, IU:  97IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.16mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 21IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.5µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  0.5µg
LA:  2.12g
ALA:  0.14g
AA:  0.092g
EPA:  0.003g
DPA:  0.009g
DHA:  0.006g


per 100g
Calcium:  8mg
Iron:  0.68mg
Magnesium:  17mg
Phosphorus:  139mg
Potassium:  192mg
Sodium:  67mg
Zinc:  2.14mg
Copper:  0.049mg
Manganese:  0.007mg
Selenium:  18µg
Thiamin:  0.033mg
Riboflavin:  0.121mg
Niacin:  5.61mg
Pantothenic acid:  0.623mg
Vitamin B-6:  0.538mg
Folate:  6µg
Choline:  46.1mg
Vitamin B-12:  0.91µg
Vitamin A, RAE:  30µg
Vitamin A, IU:  100IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol):  0.1mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  19IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  0.5µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):  0.5µg
LA:  3.27g
ALA:  0.203g
AA:  0.082g
EPA:  0.005g
DPA:  0.01g
DHA:  0.006g


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