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White Meat vs. Dark Meat Turkey, What’s ACTUALLY Healthier?

by Tim Skwiat

Whether it’s the holiday season or you’re just looking to drop a few pounds, how many times have you heard that you should go for the white meat instead of the dark meat? By and large, when it comes to turkey (and chicken), you’ve likely been conditioned to believe that white (breast) meat is “better” and “healthier” than dark (thigh and leg) meat…but is that actually true?
For this white meat vs. dark meat turkey faceoff, let’s take out the figurative carving knife. Is there any truth to the common notion that white meat is nutritionally superior to dark meat? Or, is it just another nutrition myth that needs to be busted? What Makes Dark Meat Dark? To start, let’s peel back the skin, so to speak, and dig into what makes dark meat dark and white meat white. Speaking of skin, in this white meat vs. dark meat turkey faceoff, we’ll specifically be referring to skinless meat.
Why? There’s no nutritional difference between the skin found on white meat vs. dark meat. But if yo…

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