Turkey is a large domesticated game bird. Native to North America, it is prized as food, especially on Thanksgiving and Christmas or other festive occasions.
Asked by Frederik Thompson in Turkeys, Turkey Meat, Thanksgiving
Is it true that eating turkey meat can make you tired?
The theory that turkey makes you sleepy stems from the fact that turkey contains an amino acid called tryptophan. Our bodies use tryptophan to produce the vitamin B3 or niacin, which is essential to creating serotonin, a neurotransmitter thought to contribute to feelings of well-being and happiness. Serotonin is also the precursor to the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. The truth is that turkey doesn’t contain any more tryptophan than many other meats, and it even contains slightly less than most cheeses. That means it’s unfair to blame your post-dinner coma on turkey alone. So, why do we specifically associate Thanksgiving dinner with feeling sleepy? Probably because we’re eating many foods high in tryptophan during the course of the evening, and that tryptophan is amplified by the carbs from rolls, potatoes, and other savory starches. Not to mention the fact that overeating gives the body more digestive work to do, thus using more energy.
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How many hours to cook 11 pound turkey?
200"C in electric or 180"C in fan oven Unstuffed 8 to 12 pounds 2 3/4 to 3 hours 12 to 14 pounds 3 to 3 3/4 hours 14 to 18 pounds 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hours 18 to 20 pounds 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours 20 to 24 pounds 4 1/2 to 5 hours Stuffed 8 to 12 pounds 3 to 3 1/2 hours 12 to 14 pounds 3 1/2 to 4 hours 14 to 18 pounds 4 to 4 1/4 hours 18 to 20 pounds 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hours 20 to 24 pounds 4 3/4 to 5 1/4 hours
How long do you cook stuffed 22 pound turkey at what temp?
How long can you keep turkey in the refrigerator after it has been thawed in the refrigerator?
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What month are the most turkeys sold?
In the US that would be November. In most European countries and in countries that celebrate Christmas on the 25th December, then December would be the month were record sales of turkeys would be achieved. As not all countries celebrate a Thanksgiving day, nor indeed on the same day, then November would not universally count as the month for most turkeys sold.