iron in turkey information and values per serving and 100g

Welcome to the nutritional iron content in 17 different types of turkey, ranging from 8.94 to 0.71 mg per 100g. The basic amount from the general description of turkey is Turkey, heart, all classes, raw which in 100g contains 3.7 mg of iron.

As a source of iron, this corresponds to 26 % of the Recommended Daily Allowance or RDA. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 140 kcal (7% RDA), the amount of Protein is 16.7 g (30% RDA), the amount of Fat is 7.44 g (11% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 0.4 g.

The iron amounts and nutrition facts for 100g is shown in the bar chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance.

iron and nutrition facts in turkey per 100g

For the food Turkey, heart, all classes, raw the typical serving size is 1 piece (or 24 g) which contains 0.89 mg of Iron. The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 6 %. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Calories content is 33.6 kcal, the Protein content is 4.01 g, the Fat content is 1.79 g and the Carbohydrate content is 0.1 g. iron and nutritional content in turkey

The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food is measured as a gram weight value although it is also useful to give the calories from these macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 17.1 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 16.1 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 0.4 (kcal).

This list of 17 types of turkey, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Turkey, liver, all classes, raw through to Turkey, all classes, light meat, cooked, roasted where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional iron content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how much iron in turkey.

Iron Levels

The list below gives the total iron content in the 17 items from the general description 'turkey' each of which show the iron amount as well as Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 17 food items are shown in the graph below, to give a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.

turkey iron per 100g

The level of iron can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The total food items which are raw is 8 items. The highest amount of iron from the 8 raw items is in Turkey, liver, all classes, raw where the content is 8.94 mg per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 9 items. The highest amount of iron from the 9 cooked items is in Turkey, heart, all classes, cooked, simmered where the amount is 6.96 mg per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked turkey shows that cooking can change the levels of iron by 1.98 mg in a 100g serving.

Average Content for turkey

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of iron contained in 100g of turkey, based on the list below of 17 different items under the general description of turkey, is 2.67 mg of iron. This average value corresponds to 19.07 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 174.71 kcal, the average amount of Protein is 23.58 g, the average amount of Fat is 8.19 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is 0.05 g.

Median Amount

The median value of Iron is found in Turkey, liver, all classes, cooked, simmered which in 100g contains 1.79 mg of Iron. This corresponds to 13 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 189 kcal, the amount of Protein is 27 g, the amount of Fat is 8.18 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 0 g.

Highest iron Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 17 different turkey nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of iron is found in Turkey, liver, all classes, raw which contains 8.94 mg of iron per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 64 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 128 kcal, the Protein content is 18.26 g, the Fat content is 5.5 g, the Carbohydrate content is 0 g.

The lowest amount of iron is in Turkey, all classes, light meat, cooked, roasted which in 100g contains 0.71 mg of iron. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 5 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 147 kcal, the amount of Protein is 30.13 g, the amount of Fat is 2.08 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 0 g.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a iron range of 8.23 mg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 19 kcal for Calories, 11.87 g for Protein, 3.42 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.

Highest Amount of iron per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high iron foods in your diet. For example 100g of Turkey, heart, all classes, raw contains 3.7 mg of iron. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the iron nutritional content.

The food with the highest iron content per typical serving is Turkey, all classes, meat and skin and giblets and neck, raw which contains 93.86 mg in 1 turkey (or 5554 g). The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 670 %. For this serving the Calories content is 8719.78 kcal, the Protein content is 1131.35 g, the Fat content is 431.55 g and the Carbohydrate content is 4.44 g.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing iron which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of high content of iron in foods.


Turkey List, iron Content per 100g

1. Turkey, liver, all classes, raw - Iron
  Iron (%RDA)Calories (%RDA)Carbohydrate (%RDA)Fat (%RDA)Protein (%RDA)
  For a 100g serving :
  8.94 mg (64%)128 kcal (6%)0 g (0%)5.5 g (8%)18.26 g (33%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 raw liver (or 78g):
   6.97 mg (50%) 99.84 kcal (5%) 0 g (0%) 4.29 g (7%) 14.24 g (25%)
2. Turkey, heart, all classes, cooked, simmered - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  6.96 mg (50%)174 kcal (9%)0 g (0%)7.52 g (12%)24.88 g (44%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 heart (or 20g):
   1.39 mg (10%) 34.8 kcal (2%) 0 g (0%) 1.5 g (2%) 4.98 g (9%)
3. Turkey, heart, all classes, raw - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  3.7 mg (26%)140 kcal (7%)0.4 g (0%)7.44 g (11%)16.7 g (30%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 piece (or 24g):
   0.89 mg (6%) 33.6 kcal (2%) 0.1 g (0%) 1.79 g (3%) 4.01 g (7%)
4. Turkey, gizzard, all classes, cooked, simmered - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  3.68 mg (26%)155 kcal (8%)0 g (0%)4.64 g (7%)26.45 g (47%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 gizzard cooked (or 45g):
   1.66 mg (12%) 69.75 kcal (3%) 0 g (0%) 2.09 g (3%) 11.9 g (21%)
5. Turkey, gizzard, all classes, raw - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  2.78 mg (20%)111 kcal (6%)0 g (0%)3.37 g (5%)18.8 g (34%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 raw gizzard (or 63g):
   1.75 mg (13%) 69.93 kcal (3%) 0 g (0%) 2.12 g (3%) 11.84 g (21%)
6. Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, cooked, roasted - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  2.3 mg (16%)208 kcal (10%)0.13 g (0%)9.82 g (15%)27.87 g (50%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 71g):
   1.63 mg (12%) 147.68 kcal (7%) 0.09 g (0%) 6.97 g (11%) 19.79 g (35%)
  Other serving sizes 1 leg and bone removed (or 546g):
  12.56 mg (90%) 1135.68 kcal (57%) 0.71 g (1%) 53.62 g (82%) 152.17 g (272%)
7. Turkey, all classes, back, meat and skin, cooked, roasted - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  2.19 mg (16%)244 kcal (12%)0.16 g (0%)14.38 g (22%)26.59 g (47%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and chopped or diced (or 140g):
   3.07 mg (22%) 341.6 kcal (17%) 0.22 g (0%) 20.13 g (31%) 37.23 g (66%)
  Other serving sizes .5 back and bone removed (or 262g):
  5.74 mg (41%) 639.28 kcal (32%) 0.42 g (0%) 37.68 g (58%) 69.67 g (124%)
  Other serving sizes 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 34g):
  0.74 mg (5%) 82.96 kcal (4%) 0.05 g (0%) 4.89 g (8%) 9.04 g (16%)
8. Turkey, all classes, meat and skin and giblets and neck, cooked, roasted - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  2.01 mg (14%)205 kcal (10%)0.07 g (0%)9.45 g (15%)27.98 g (50%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 260g):
   5.23 mg (37%) 533 kcal (27%) 0.18 g (0%) 24.57 g (38%) 72.75 g (130%)
  Other serving sizes 1 turkey (or 4023g):
  80.86 mg (578%) 8247.15 kcal (412%) 2.82 g (2%) 380.17 g (585%) 1125.64 g (2010%)
9. Turkey, liver, all classes, cooked, simmered - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.79 mg (13%)189 kcal (9%)0 g (0%)8.18 g (13%)27 g (48%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 liver cooked (or 53g):
   0.95 mg (7%) 100.17 kcal (5%) 0 g (0%) 4.34 g (7%) 14.31 g (26%)
10. Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.72 mg (12%)144 kcal (7%)0 g (0%)6.72 g (10%)19.54 g (35%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 105g):
   1.81 mg (13%) 151.2 kcal (8%) 0 g (0%) 7.06 g (11%) 20.52 g (37%)
  Other serving sizes 1 leg and bone removed (or 816g):
  14.04 mg (100%) 1175.04 kcal (59%) 0 g (0%) 54.84 g (84%) 159.45 g (285%)
11. Turkey, all classes, meat and skin and giblets and neck, raw - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.69 mg (12%)157 kcal (8%)0.08 g (0%)7.77 g (12%)20.37 g (36%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 turkey (or 5554g):
   93.86 mg (670%) 8719.78 kcal (436%) 4.44 g (3%) 431.55 g (664%) 1131.35 g (2020%)
12. Turkey, all classes, back, meat and skin, raw - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.63 mg (12%)196 kcal (10%)0 g (0%)13.11 g (20%)18.11 g (32%)
  Typical Serving size of .5 back and bone removed (or 361g):
   5.88 mg (42%) 707.56 kcal (35%) 0 g (0%) 47.33 g (73%) 65.38 g (117%)
  Other serving sizes 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 47g):
  0.77 mg (6%) 92.12 kcal (5%) 0 g (0%) 6.16 g (9%) 8.51 g (15%)
13. Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, cooked, roasted - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.46 mg (10%)229 kcal (11%)0 g (0%)12.43 g (19%)27.38 g (49%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 24g):
   0.35 mg (3%) 54.96 kcal (3%) 0 g (0%) 2.98 g (5%) 6.57 g (12%)
  Other serving sizes 1 wing and bone removed (or 186g):
  2.72 mg (19%) 425.94 kcal (21%) 0 g (0%) 23.12 g (36%) 50.93 g (91%)
14. Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, cooked, roasted - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.4 mg (10%)189 kcal (9%)0 g (0%)7.41 g (11%)28.71 g (51%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 112g):
   1.57 mg (11%) 211.68 kcal (11%) 0 g (0%) 8.3 g (13%) 32.16 g (57%)
  Other serving sizes .5 breast and bone removed (or 864g):
  12.1 mg (86%) 1632.96 kcal (82%) 0 g (0%) 64.02 g (98%) 248.05 g (443%)
15. Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.26 mg (9%)197 kcal (10%)0 g (0%)12.32 g (19%)20.22 g (36%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 33g):
   0.42 mg (3%) 65.01 kcal (3%) 0 g (0%) 4.07 g (6%) 6.67 g (12%)
  Other serving sizes 1 wing and bone removed (or 256g):
  3.23 mg (23%) 504.32 kcal (25%) 0 g (0%) 31.54 g (49%) 51.76 g (92%)
16. Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw - Iron
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  1.2 mg (9%)157 kcal (8%)0 g (0%)7.02 g (11%)21.89 g (39%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey) (or 146g):
   1.75 mg (13%) 229.22 kcal (11%) 0 g (0%) 10.25 g (16%) 31.96 g (57%)
  Other serving sizes .5 breast and bone removed (or 1132g):
  13.58 mg (97%) 1777.24 kcal (89%) 0 g (0%) 79.47 g (122%) 247.79 g (442%)






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