Chicken or turkey – which is healthier? — Koolinar.ru

calories

If you take a fillet (without skin), the numbers are approximately equal: 115 calories for turkey, 113 for chicken. Pieces with skin are another matter, here the difference is noticeable: chicken has 214 calories, turkey has only 114.

Protein

The turkey is slightly ahead: it has 24 grams, the chicken has 21. But in principle, this is an insignificant difference.

Tryptophan (an amino acid that we need to produce serotonin, the “hormone of happiness”)

And again, the turkey is in first place: 0.28 grams versus 0.27 for chicken. But in essence they are equal.

Selenium (needed for normal thyroid function)

Here the advantage of the chicken is very serious. In one hundred grams of chicken – 58% of the daily requirement of selenium, while in turkey only 44%.

Fat

Skinless chicken breast contains 2.6 g of fat, turkey breast has only 0.7 g, which is almost four times less.

Cholesterol

Here both birds are almost equal: the turkey has 62 mg, the chicken has 64 mg. The difference is minimal, besides the notorious cholesterol is still needed by the body.

Conclusion?

Formally, the turkey is really a little more useful. But, firstly, the differences between turkey and chicken are rather modest, and secondly, not even these numbers are important, but the quality of the meat. The chicken is believed to be stuffed with stimulants (although not a fact), the turkey does not have such a “reputation”. In general, the main thing is to be sure that the meat you buy is good, the birds were raised in normal conditions and fed with natural feed.

simple recipes

Turkey

Roast

Ingredients

  • Turkey – 500 gr.
  • Potato – 400 gr.
  • Onion – 1 pc.
  • Sweet pepper – 2 pcs. (different colors)
  • Hard cheese (parmesan), optional – 80 gr.
  • Butter – 20 gr.
  • Sour cream – 1-2 tbsp.

Step by step cooking recipe

  1. Cut the washed fillet into small pieces, cut the onion into half rings.
  2. Pepper can be rings. Potatoes – either slices or cubes.
  3. In a pot in layers – each time adding salt – put onions, meat, peppers, potatoes. Add oil and a few tablespoons of water.
  4. Put the closed pot in the oven for an hour (180 degrees).
  5. Before serving, you can sprinkle with grated cheese.

Chicken

Ingredients

  • Fillet – 500 gr.
  • Rice – 200 gr.
  • Egg – 2 pcs.
  • Carrot – 1 pc.
  • Frozen peas – 100 gr.
  • Green onions – 50 gr.
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 tsp
  • Spices – to taste

Step by step cooking recipe

  1. Boil rice. Fry the seasoned fillet on both sides and let cool, then cut into slices.
  2. Fry the beaten eggs, stirring in a pan.
  3. Put the eggs, fry the garlic in the same pan, add finely chopped carrots and ginger there, fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Send fried eggs there and cook for another minute, then ready-made rice (and another minute).
  5. Arrange the vegetables on a plate, top with the fillet pieces.

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