So you’re going to be having turkey for Thanksgiving this year. Good guess? Of course not, 97% of Americans have just that as their meal! Every Thanksgiving, either you or someone special works hard to prepare and cook that delicious bird for their loved ones.

So while the turkey is being passed around, here are some fun facts to share with everyone:

  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, while the size of an average Thanksgiving turkey is 15 pounds.
  • Ben Franklin liked turkey so much, he thought it should be the official bird of the USA.
  • A 15 pound turkey has an average of 70% white meat and 30% dark meat.
  • Neither chicken nor beef has as much protein as turkey.
  • A male turkey is called a “tom.” A female turkey is called a “hen.” Baby turkeys are called “poults.” A group of turkeys is called a “flock.” A 16-week-old turkey is called a “fryer,” and a 5 to 7 month old turkey is called a “young roaster.” That’s a lot of names…
  • The most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is in a sandwich, stew, chili, soup, casseroles and burgers.

Now you have some fun things about turkey to share to everyone! Also, be sure to thank the person who made your Thanksgiving meal.

To get everything you need to do that, visit your local Sparkle Market!