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Fun Facts

  1. While not as easy to find as chicken eggs, turkey eggs — more commonly used to yield more turkeys than sold for consumption, explains Ohio State University — can make up part of a balanced diet.
  2. Most of the calories in turkey eggs come from fat. Each egg contains 9.4 grams of total fat, which contributes 63 percent toward the eggs’ total calorie content. This fat provides energy to fuel a healthy and active lifestyle, serves as a source of fatty acids needed for healthy cell membranes and also helps you absorb nutrients.
  3. Turkey eggs each contain 10.8 grams of protein, which accounts for 32 percent of their calorie content. Protein maintains your immune system, promotes new tissue growth and helps your body hold on to muscle mass. Turkey eggs are low in carbohydrates, at less than a gram of carbs per egg.
  4. Turkey eggs also have some major nutritional disadvantages because of their lipid content. Each egg contains 2.9 grams of saturated fatty acids, as well as a whopping 737 milligrams of cholesterol.

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