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    One Turkey Wing, Raw - 700 cals? Is that right?

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    I was doing my food plan for today, and I am getting this for a turkey wing:

    Turkey, young tom, wing, meat and skin, raw, wing, bone removed:

    654 calories 39 g fat and 71 g protein

    Does that sound right? I made turkey broth, and plan to eat the wing, so the raw estimate sounds like the best, but why is it so high? It doesn't look all that huge?
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    The only thing I can think of is the skin. Skin is very very Calorie- and fat-dense.
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    I think young tom turkey is actually a big one, mine is a small 6-8 or so lbs one (the smallest you can get), so I found the 'all purpose' turkey, that was about 500 cals, which sounds closer to truth imo, so I went with that.
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    110 grams (which I got by adding up the 39g fat + 71g protein) =3.88 ounces. Weigh the turkey wing, then deduct the weight of the bone after you eat it to see if this is accurate. That sounds like a high estimate to me.

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    Does it matter if it is boiled though? Will it change the weight?
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    Goodness, a pile of butter the size of a turkey wing minus the bone wouldn't even have that many calories.
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    I am so confused now. I weighed my wing, it was 6.25 oz before bones were removed and 5.2 oz afterwards. I put in the oz in the counter and I am getting this:

    Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw

    6.25 oz 349 cals 22 g Fat 0 36 g protein

    But the grams of fat ad protein only add up to 58 g, when 5.2 oz of the meat and skin weight would have been ~ 160 g. ??? Obviously, if I put in a 5.2 oz, it is even less. Should I multiply a number 3x to match the weight?

    If I just do meat and skin, it goes to:


    Turkey, all classes, meat and skin, raw
    6.25 oz 283 calories 14 g fat 0 36 g protein

    only accounting for 50 g out of 180+ grams of weight.

    Can someone explain why grams of protein and fat do not constitute the weight of the entire piece? Where does the rest of the weight go? Water?
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    Making turkey broth, it will turn out far best if you roast the raw turkey pieces first, then boil. Turkey is different than chicken this way. This is taught in chefs training, trust me on this one.

    The calorie count seems way off to me.

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    I did roast my turkey leftovers before making broth, no worries. I normally cut out the breast to make jerky, drumsticks to roast separately with veggies, and then I save the rest to roast & make broth.

    I don't understand, is the calculator completely out of whack and I am counting calories completely wrong???

    It gives a similar number for chicken:

    5 oz of Chicken, skin eaten (boneless, raw):
    284 cals 16 fat 0 32 protein (48 g out of the total weight of 150 g).
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    The remainder is water. Basics of Meat Science by Nassau Foods
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