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What are the nutritional differences between light and dark poultry meat?

What are the nutritional differences between light and dark poultry meat?
Submitted by kayla.b.craig

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:

Turkey

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


Chicken

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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