Healthy Eating

Turkey

Turkey: Main Image

Best to Buy

Fresh turkey should be odor-free and have clean skin with no pinfeathers. Frozen turkey should have a plump breast and be wrapped in an airtight package.

Make sure to buy turkey on or before the “sell by” date on the package. This date indicates the last day the turkey should be offered for sale.

Prep & Store

Refrigerate fresh turkey in its original wrapping, over-wrapped with aluminum foil, for up to two days. Freeze fresh turkey if you do not plan to cook it within two days of purchase.

Nutrition Notes

Turkey is an excellent source of selenium, niacin, and vitamin B6 and a good source of iron.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.