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Dark meat vs. white meat: which turkey is healthier?

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, November 18, 2011 - 11:47am

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Kerri-Ann asks: What kind of turkey do you prefer: white or dark meat?


Dark meat is juicer and more flavourful and provides more zinc and Iron, I opt for 2 ounces of each as they both have nutritional advantages.


11/24/2011 - 1:27pm

dark--it's moister and doesn't dry out like white meat; I think it's tastier, too.


11/25/2011 - 12:37am

Dark meat simply tastes better, but there's a reason for that of course (the fat). From an enjoyment/taste standpoint, dark meat wins hands-down... but from a daily healthy-eating standpoint with an eye towards increasing protein and decreasing saturated fat and refined carbs, I pick white meat every time.


12/21/2013 - 9:03pm

I always thought dark meat caused kidney problems


12/26/2013 - 4:31pm

Dark meat.........moist and more flavor. Let the yuppies eat breast.


11/25/2014 - 9:09pm

it's interesting that white meat is supposed to be lower in calories, because my baby food jar of turkey breast claims to be higher in calories than my baby food jar of just turkey (assuming that one is dark turkey). same brand, same serving size.


12/22/2014 - 7:27pm

i prefer the kind with the most skin, which i guess is dark meat.


12/22/2014 - 7:33pm

Why on Earth are you still promoting the saturated fat scam?!


01/03/2015 - 7:29am

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