What are the nutritional differences between light and dark poultry meat?
Both are good sources of protein, but dark meat is a better source of iron. For calorie and fat content, they stack up like this:
3 ounces white meat turkey—133 calories and 2.7 grams of fat
3 ounces dark meat turkey—159 calories and 6.1 grams of fat
3 ounces chicken breast—142 calories and 3.1 grams of fat
3 ounces chicken thigh—151 calories and 5 grams of fat
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