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When You Eat Turkey, Do You Avoid Eating the Dark Meat?

We all have our favorite part of the bird and on Thanksgiving day we get to have our fill of it. Turkey meat is super high in protein and super low in fat, especially the breast meat. I am wondering if you avoid the dark meat because it is considered fattening.

So tell me...


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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
I never really liked dark meat and skin is kinda funky tasting...although I have never really sat down and ate it...I hear it is not too good for you: but I do like all fish skins so maybe I would like turkey skin?
Allytta Allytta 9 years
what about an option "i don't eat turkey"? :) cause i don't. i love chicken.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
When I was a kid, I loved dark meat. I spent my teenage years & early twenties as a vegetarian, and when I started eating meat again I discovered that as an adult I only like white meat.
prosecco-in-the-park prosecco-in-the-park 9 years
I tend to like drier meats, so I usually go for the breast.
JessBear JessBear 9 years
I seem to remember that my family never ate dark meat growing up. I always thought it was the gross part of the turkey, and that you weren't supposed to eat it. I never realized until I read this post that it was even edible. But, cut me some slack, I've been a vegetarian since I was 10.
mherzog mherzog 9 years
I don't think eating meat is moral. The way animals are raised and slaughtered is inhumane. See this video:
yoyankbmars yoyankbmars 9 years
I dont like turkey i'm more of a ham or chicken person. I like turkey from a deli but not turkey straight from the bird. Yeah I know deli turkey isnt good for me but i think it tastes better
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
I eat it all. Giblets in the gravy, white, dark, skin, the stuffing, etc.
thirtythreezero thirtythreezero 9 years
Hooray for vegan thanksgivings!
AMP AMP 9 years
I'm really weird about poultry. The ligaments and veins and bones and everything in a whole bird kinda creep me out. That's the reason I like only white meat. It doesn't really contain all that other gunk, just pure meat.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Mmmmm breast. :drool: Turkey breast and stuffing. I'm not a big fan of the dark meat, but I'll give it a try this year.
jkat jkat 9 years
I only like the dark meat too. It is Thanksgiving, so who cares? I am going to be eating whatever I want that day, and as much as I want of it. It's not like I eat turkey legs for dinner 4 nights a week.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I only eat the dark meat, and at thanksgiving I eat some of the skin...its a holiday! According to Wikipedia: Dark meat is that way because those are the muscles that are used more. They are full of myoglobin proteins which are responsible for moving the oxygen into the cells. When the myoglobin proteins are cooked, they turn into metmyoglobins, which contain a lot of iron. Dark meat also has more vitamins, saturated fats and omega oils (both 3 and 6) than white meat. Yay for Carnivores!
sammyli sammyli 9 years
I LOVE dark meat! Seems like I'm one of the fewer ones...
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
I'm a white-meat girl. I only eat breast meat on the turkey (no skin). The same goes for chicken - breast or wing only! And the only time I eat the skin is if its on some buffalo wings.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I don't really like the taste of dark meat. Except a crispy wing :DROOL: They always get me.
MissFamous182 MissFamous182 9 years
I'm very picky , WHITE MEAT ONLYYY
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
I don't care about the fat. I just prefer the white meat.
ma9321 ma9321 9 years
I like the wing!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I only eat the white meat, no skin, but that has nothing to do with health or anything. Simply love the taste.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I only eat the white breast and no skin hahaa!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
White meat, no skin only.
alleycat7 alleycat7 9 years
Actually, although it has more fat, dark meat has a much higher iron content, omega-3's, etc.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I only eat white meat and hate the skin.
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