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Nutrition

  1. Does Shady Brook Farms® Turkey contain gluten or MSG?
  2. Are turkeys injected with or fed hormones?
  3. What meat has the highest protein and the lowest fat?

Does Shady Brook Farms® Turkey contain gluten or MSG?

All of our products are free of MSG.

The majority of Shady Brook Farms® products do not contain Gluten. However, the following list of products do contain Gluten:

Fresh Italian Style Appetizer Size Turkey Meatballs
Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs
Frozen Italian Style Turkey Meatballs
Fresh Italian Style Family Size Turkey Meatballs
Teriyaki Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloins
Italian Style Beef Meatballs
Sizzling Ginger Sirloin Tri-Tip Beef Roast
Rosemary, Garlic & Chardonnay Seasoned Sirloin Tri-Tip Beef Roast

Always refer to product packaging for accurate ingredient statements.

We don't use flour on the conveyor belts in any of our Shady Brook Farms® processing plants.

Are turkeys injected with or fed hormones or steroids?

No. Hormones and steroids are not approved by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) for use in turkeys.

What meat has the highest protein and the lowest fat?

Turkey. It has the lowest overall fat content of any other meat, including chicken, and more protein per portion than chicken, beef or pork. Turkey white meat is also the lowest in calories. Turkey also has the most methionine, the essential amino acid required for complete protein usage.

TURKEY NUTRIENT COMPARISON
VERSUS OTHER MEATS
Protein Source Calories Calories from Fat Total Fat Sat. Fat Cholesterol Sodium Protein Iron
Turkey Breast 120 10 1 0 55 45 26 8
Chicken Breast 120 15 1.5 .5 70 65 24 4
Beef (Top Loin, Steak) 180 70 8 3 65 60 24 10
Pork (Top Loin, Chop) 170 60 7 2 70 55 26 4