Turkey Deli Meat is a lunchtime favorite on sandwiches. Turkey is one of the leanest meats out there that is high in protein. Dieters often eat a lot of turkey as a protein source. And who doesn't love a turkey sandwich with some mayo, mustard, a slice of cheese and some lettuce? Turkey is the perfect lunch indeed! So just how many calories in deli turkey are there?
It depends on the type, but one typical serving of turkey deli meat has approximately 55 calories in it. One serving size is usually 1.7 ounces.
Along with the 55 calories there are 1.5 grams of fat, 3.5 carbs, 6.5 grams of protein and a whopping 576 mg of sodium.
The sodium content is the big downside of deli turkey compared to regular turkey. The sodium is added for more flavor and to add to the shelf life, but it certainly brings down the nutritional profile. If you want to enjoy deli turkey just make sure to purchase low sodium all natural varieties without the added sodium and nitrates.
It's important to read labels when purchasing turkey deli to ensure the sodium and calorie content is low. Also, its important to make sure you eat a healthy type of sandwich with your deli turkey. Cheeses, fattening mayo and other condiments can cause the calories to go up quickly.
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