Turkey Consumption

United States
March 19, 2017 1:21pm CST
Poor turkeys! This is really an amazing fact that I came across today from the History channel. I know that a lot of turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day, here in the USA but… I certainly did NOT know that approximately 50 MILLION turkeys are consumed by Americans on that single day. That is a lot of turkeys. Poor turkeys, indeed! Now, add to that: Mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green-bean casseroles, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie and the average person probably gained at least five pounds. Yikes!
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@Corbin5 (106593)
• United States
19 Mar 17
I am a vegetarian. Turkeys are grateful. I appreciate their thanks if they are alive to give it.
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• United States
19 Mar 17
No turkey for you, then. I'm sure the turkeys would promote vegetarianism, if they could. Hah!
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@TheHorse (65977)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
You mean you wantonly consume innocent lettuce, beans, peas, and corn? For shame!
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@Corbin5 (106593)
• United States
19 Mar 17
@TheHorse Well, you are the one in trouble with the law regarding snow peas!!!!
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@destry (2532)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
19 Mar 17
Don't tell our turkeys that! They are blissfully unaware of gravy!
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• United States
19 Mar 17
Do you raise turkeys?
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@destry (2532)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
19 Mar 17
@IreneVincent Just starting off raining them. .. We have 2 girls and 1 male at the moment - and a dozen eggs in the incubator that should be hatching this week!
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@TheHorse (65977)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
We have wild turkeys gobbling all around our hiking trails here. They make me smile.
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@MALUSE (40300)
• Germany
19 Mar 17
The majority of US citizens does not eat turkeys, though. What do they eat?
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• United States
19 Mar 17
According to this report on the History channel. 88% of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving Day. Turkey menus are getting more and more popular because of the low-fat content. It's too dry for me. I eat it rarely.
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@TheHorse (65977)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
@IreneVincent I like the tryptophan. Helps me sleep and makes me less depressed (about the poor innocent vegetables I also eat).
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@Trensue (5256)
• United States
19 Mar 17
I don't know about most people, but we eat a lot of turkey in our house.
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@rusty2rusty (6769)
• Defiance, Ohio
19 Mar 17
That doesn't surprise me at all. Not since Thanksgiving is a major holiday and most people will go with tradition when it comes to preparing a Thanksgiving feast. Last year I made duck.
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• United States
20 Mar 17
I've never cooked a duck. Does it take any special skills
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• Defiance, Ohio
20 Mar 17
@IreneVincent Nope, it is like cooking a chicken.
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• United States
20 Mar 17
@rusty2rusty I should try it, I guess.
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@TheHorse (65977)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
I feel especially for the potatoes and green beans, as they can't run away. I am a member of both PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) and PETV (People for the Ethical Treatment of Vegetables).
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• United States
20 Mar 17
I'm really trying to eat more vegetables but I need some better recipes. There are very few vegetables that I actually like.
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@TheHorse (65977)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Mar 17
@IreneVincent I've been eating asparagus this afternoon.
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@Trensue (5256)
• United States
19 Mar 17
We hunt for our turkeys so they're fresh and wild.
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• United States
20 Mar 17
You must know how to cook wild game. I don't.
@Ronrybs (7342)
• London, England
19 Mar 17
I only eat turkey occasionally, it is a bit dry
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• United States
20 Mar 17
I think it's dry too, but I have had some that was juicy.
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@JohnRoberts (57222)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Mar 17
And that is why they call it Turkey Day.
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• United States
20 Mar 17
Yep!! Although some people have ham.
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@jstory07 (67162)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Mar 17
But the turkey is really good and the enjoyment is worth all those turkeys that gave their lives for hungry people on that one day.
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• United States
19 Mar 17
Turkey meat is a bit too dry for me. I like the stuffing though. A lot of homeless persons are given a FREE turkey dinner at shelters on Thanksgiving Day, I'm sure.
@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar 17
Wow! That is a LOT of turkey.
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