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Free-range

"Free-range" means animals see the light of day (depending on the weather) and their feet actually come in contact with the earth. They are outside enjoying the elements.

Free-run

"Free-run" means animals can move around in open concept barns, but they DO NOT necessarily have access to the outdoors and overcrowding may still be an issue.

Cage-free

"Cage-free" means animals are not confined to battery cages, but that's about it. They don't have access to the outdoors.

 

 

 

   
turkey super food

Make every meal super with Turkey

Turkey is such a nutritional powerhouse, it has been labeled a superfood. Low in fat, inexpensive, and versatile, this tasty lean protein makes any meal super. Try it in your favourite recipes tonight.
It’s an easy switch and a delicious way to break out of the ordinary.

Turkey is such a nutritional powerhouse that it is the only meat protein to have ever been labeled a superfood*.
This tasty lean protein is naturally low in cholesterol and provides nutrients like niacin, selenium,
zinc, and vitamins B12 and B6, which help to boost heart health while lowering cancer risk.

*From the New York Times Bestseller: Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews. (2004). SuperFoods Rx: 14
Foods That Will Change Your Life. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

 
50 Fact1
It’s deliciously adaptable.

Roasted, barbecue, baked or stir-fried -- turkey is the perfect replacement for the proteins in all your favourite recipes. This highly-nutritious superfood is inexpensive, readily available and easy to prepare. And it tastes super too!
  fact 2
It’s a lean, mean, meal-making
machine.


Protein helps build muscle. It can also help you feel more full at meals and ward off hunger, which may help with weight control.
  Fact 3
It’s considered a complete protein.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Your body can make some of the 22 amino acids it needs for normal functioning. There are eight amino acids that need to be obtained through food because your body cannot make them. Turkey delivers all eight of these essential amino acids in one delectable source.
           
  Fact 4
It’s full of essential minerals.

Most cuts of turkey deliver essential nutrients, such as phosporous, potassium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. These minerals help your body do everything from regulating heart function and blood pressure, to making new cells and boosting immunity.
  Fact 5
It’s high in vitamins,too.

Turkey is an excellent source of Vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin needed for normal nerve cell activity in your body. Many cuts of turkey are also a source of vitamin D, an important nutrient in the health of your bones, teeth and immune system.
  Fact 6
It’s naturally low in sodium.


Sodium is needed to regulate body functions, but having too much in your diet can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure. All fresh cuts of turkey are low in sodium, making it a natural choice for helping to keep your daily sodium intake at a healthy level.

This information came from: http://www.turkeyrecipes.ca/main.cfm

 

 

 
 
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