What's going on Blog Turkey - the nutritional values Turkey is great source of nutrients, what do you know about this Christmas classic? Protein: Protein both helps build muscles and bones an is needed to stop mucle wasting. When you look at a portion of turkey on your plate, around a third of it is protein, and although many protein-rich meats can also be high in un healthy saturated fat, turkey breast has less than 1% saturated fat! B vitamins: B vitamins unlock the energy from food with common sources being fortified breakfast cereals, whole grain breads and meat. A 100g/ 4oz serving of grilled turkey breast is a source of vitamin B6, which helps keep red blood cells healthy and reduces tiredness and fatigue. Selenium: This is an essential mineral that, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (published in 2010), we may not be getting enough of in the UK. Selenium helps keep hair and nails healthy, is needed to keep immunity topped up, and is also vital as a protection against damage to cells and tissues. A 110g/ 4oz portion of turkey will provide around 20% of the daily need. Phosphorous: This mineral is needed for normal growth and development of bones and helps to release the energy from food. One 100g/ 4oz serving of turkey is a rich source of phosphorous, providing a third of daily need. No excuse not to pick a native breed turkey for your Christmas (after afterwards) dinner now!