Turkey liver - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

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Turkey liver consists of 5% fat, 21% protein, 1% carbs, 0% fiber and 72% water. Turkey liver has 133 calories per 100g, that is 84% lower than other foods in Poultry. In total 34% of the calories in Turkey liver are from fat, 63% from protein and 3% from carbohydrates.

  • Very low Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 0
  • Very low in carbs Only 1.0g carbs in a serving of 100g
  • Low Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 0.0
  • High in zinc Covers 0.3% of Zinc RDA per portion
  • High in iron Covers 0.9% of Iron RDA per portion
  • High in folate Covers 1.9% of Folate / Vitamin B9 RDA per portion

Can you eat Turkey liver for a low carb diet?

With 1g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 0 in a portion of 100g, Turkey liver can be consumed for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Turkey liver contains no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Turkey liver: nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Turkey liver
avg Poultry[1]
Calories (kcal) 133.0 159.0
Fat (g) 5.0 8.6
Protein (g) 21.0 20.1
Carbohydrates (g) 1.0 0.3
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0.0 0.3
Polysaccharides (g) 1.0 0.3
Fibers (g) 0.0 0.0
Sodium (mg) 70.0 77.4
Water (g) 72.0 65.8
[1] average of Poultry

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (100g) of Turkey liver contains:

  • 133.0 Calories
  • 5.0g of Fat
  • 21.0g of Protein
  • and 1.0g of Carbs
  • 70.0mg of sodium - 0.0% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 15.0mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.0% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 2.3mg of Zinc - 0.3% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 12.0mg of Iron - 0.9% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 250.0mg of Potassium - 0.1% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 25.0mg of Vitamin C - 0.3% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • 49.0mg of Vitamin B12 - 15.3% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

For every gram of carbs in Turkey liver you get

  • 21.00 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Poultry have on average 70.16g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 5.00 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Poultry 29.94g)
  • 0.00 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Poultry 0.00g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Turkey liver?

per 100g
Turkey liver
Vitamin C (mg) 25.0 2.8
Vitamin E (mg) 0.4 0.4
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.2 0.2
Vitamin B2 (mg) 2.6 0.4
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.5 0.6
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 670.0 87.9
Vitamin B12 (μg) 49.0 6.5
Retinol (μg) 21,000.0 3,067.8
beta-Carotene (μg) 30.0
[1] average of Poultry

Is Turkey liver rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (100g) for Turkey liver of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Turkey liver

per 100g
Turkey liver
Magnesium (mg) 15.0 25.1
Zinc (mg) 2.3 1.9
Sodium (mg) 70.0 77.4
Calcium (mg) 5.0 13.0
Iron (mg) 12.0 3.9
Potassium (mg) 250.0 299.0
Phosphorus (mg) 280.0 215.0
[1] average of Poultry

Is Turkey liver high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Turkey liver we looked at the portion size (100g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Turkey liver

1.0% of Turkey liver are carbs, per serving of 100g that makes 1.0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Turkey liver
Monosaccharides (g) 0.0 0.0
Polysaccharides (g) 1.0 0.2
Total carbs (g) 1.0 0.3
[1] average of Poultry

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Turkey liver?

The Glycemic Index of Turkey liver is 0, which would be considered as low. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 0.0 and can be regarded as low.

Allergens in Turkey liver

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Turkey liver

Of the 5.0g total fat per 100g in Turkey liver, 1.8g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 1.2g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 1.3g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 500.0mg.

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