Turkeys are not so well known in Muslim countries. People usually do not get any further than Christmas turkey, Mr. Bean or ... just a 'bigger' chicken.
However, turkeys are unique and different, ... so much more than just a 'big' chicken.
They have white meat (breast) and red meat (legs), this allows us to be creative in developing and processing f.ex. cold cuts. The red meat was interesting as we could make lookalike products from pork based products, which was one of the key factors of our succes.
Protein & Nutrient-rich
Poor in fat, cholesterol & Calories
Turkey meat is great food and a healthy source of nutrients.
Low fat : Turkey has less fat than other meats, incl. chicken.
Low in saturated fat : compared with other meats, turkey breast has the lowest saturated fat level. Even the more succulent turkey leg meat contains nearly less than half the saturated fat of a portion of roast lamb.
Cholesterol : Turkey meat is low in cholesterol, has less total fat than any other meat, and has a better ration of polyunsaturated to saturated fats.
High-protein food : protein, essential for growth and repair as part of a varied and balanced diet. A portion of 100g supplies nearly ¾ of an adult’s recommended daily allowance.
Essential nutrients: Turkey meat is a good source of B-vitamins and minerals, including niacin (Vitamin B3) for a healthy nervous system, Vitamin B6 for healthy blood cell formation, Phosphorus for healthy bones and teeth, and selenium for a healthy immune system.
Minerals: Turkey is also a good source of iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium, which helps regulate heart function.
Sodium: Turkey is naturally low in sodium.
Cooked turkey contains as much protein per 100g as roast beef, ¾ of an adult’s recommended daily allowance but with less calories and less saturated fat.
Versatile, tasty & Quick
Although it has been seen for a long time as a holiday food, today turkey can be enjoyed the whole year through.