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Gobble Up This Turkey Trivia

 

Last updated 11/21/2022 at 1:03pm



Roughly 45 million turkeys are sold and cooked for Thanksgiving meals every year in the United States. As families dig into that delicious meal, some may wonder more about the delicious bird before them. Here are some known and lesser-known facts about Tom Turkey.

• The taste of turkeys has to do with their age. An older male is preferable to a younger male, because the young “tom” is stringy. Conversely, younger female hens are preferred to older ones.

• A turkey less than 16 weeks old is called a fryer. An older turkey between 5 and 7 months of age is known as a roaster. • Tu...



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