Cooking With Turkey

Canadian-grown turkey is an affordable, nutritious option for your family.

Turkey is low in fat and high in protein. It is a source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins. Not only is turkey an excellent source of high quality protein, but it’s also lean and nutrient-rich (meaning it has a whole lot of nutrients per calorie). Protein is a main building block in your body and is part of every cell. Protein is also used as fuel (energy) to maintain basic body functions.


It is a myth that tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, causes drowsiness. Studies demonstrate that it is likely overeating, not the consumption of turkey itself, that causes sleepiness.