Food & Nutrition

10 Tips for Buying the Perfect Turkey This Thanksgiving

Consider free-range

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If you see “free-range,” “free-roaming,” or “cage-free,” this means that the turkeys had access to the outdoors and could move around in a yard. These turkeys tend to be more muscular, and therefore have more flavorful, and often leaner, meat. This shows in the price, but the better flavor is worth it for some consumers. But keep in mind that, despite what many people think, “free range” is not the same as organic and doesn’t necessarily mean that the bird was raised without growth hormones. Watch out for these common turkey myths that could ruin your Thanksgiving.

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