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Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday all about family, friends and giving thanks. That being said, one of the things everyone looks forward to most is sitting down to a delicious turkey dinner and enjoying the abundance of leftovers in the days that follow. When purchasing the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, take into consideration whether you want to buy frozen or fresh and what the difference is between a natural, organic, heritage and free-range turkey.
Frozen vs. Fresh: This choice mostly comes down to convenience, as a frozen turkey can be kept in your freezer for up to a year; however, remember to allow for extra preparation time as it can take multiple days to fully defrost. When buying fresh, make sure to only buy your turkey a day or two before the meal to ensure maximum freshness.
Natural: Turkeys with a natural label indicate that they do not contain any artificial ingredients or preservatives. This is the perfect Thanksgiving turkey for those that want a less processed option while staying on-budget.
Organic: Organic turkeys can be more expensive but are raised without the use of any antibiotics, fillers, fertilizers or other chemicals that can negatively affect the overall taste and quality of the turkey. Organic turkeys are a healthier choice that can deliver exceptional taste.
Heritage: The heritage label refers to a specific breed of the turkey, with the American Bronze and Bourbon Red breed being the most common varieties. These turkeys can more expensive than organic and usually have been raised to the same standards as natural turkeys. Heritage turkeys allow you to enjoy a premium taste and texture in addition to a lean and healthy meat free of additives.
Free-Range: These turkeys are raised without cages which produces a turkey that simply tastes better. It’s important to keep in mind that free-range turkeys are not guaranteed to be chemical or additive free. Always check the label carefully when you’re on your search to find the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.
Whatever turkey you choose for your meal, grilling your meal can decrease cooking time, free up oven space and allow you to enjoy the mild weather.
Harding The Fireplace carries a wide range of smokers and grills to help you cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Browse our selection today or stop in to talk to one of our helpful and friendly experts.
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