Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Turkey: AFTER it Becomes Thanksgiving Dinner

The Turkey
After it Becomes Thanksgiving Dinner 

  • The average American eats 17.5 pounds of Turkey each year
  • Turkey consumption by Americans has increased 116% since the 1970’s
  • Over 45 million Turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving
  • Over 50% of Americans eat turkey at least once a week
  • There are over 8,436 Turkey farms in the United States
  • White meat has less calories than dark meat
  • After plucked for Thanksgiving dinner, most Turkey feathers are composted
  • Turkey skins are used to make cowboy boots and belts
  • Over 675 million pounds of Turkey are eaten each Thanksgiving in the U.S.

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