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Herb-Brined Turkey with Pear Gravy Recipe

Herb-Brined Turkey with Pear Gravy has a very high-calorie, average-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium and Iron.

The food contains 15g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 125 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its very high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is very high in saturated fats and low in trans fats.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 15 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a very high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet.

Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein55%
 Calories from Fat39%
 Calories from Carbs7%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • High in Calcium
  • Very high in Iron

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Vitamin A15 IU0.3%

Mineral Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Calcium209 mg20.9%
Iron15 mg83.3%
Potassium2000 mg57.1%
Sodium67000 mg2791.7%

Carbohydrate Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Total Carbohydrate15 g5%
Dietary Fiber3 g12%
Sugars3 g

Protein Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Protein125 g250%

Fat Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Total Fat39 g60%
Saturated Fat15 g75%
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 953 Calories from Fat 348

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 39 g 60%

Saturated Fat 15 g 75%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 547 mg 182.3%

Sodium 67000 mg 2791.7%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g 5%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 125 g 250%

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C

Calcium 20.9% Iron 83.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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