A turkey is a large bird with a fleshy wattle hanging from the underside of its beak. It is also characterized by a lump called a snood, dangling from the top of its beak.
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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.
Which one of the forefathers wanted the turkey instead of the bald eagle as the national symbol?
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What five states produce the most turkeys?
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When do you take the foil off of a turkey?
== == Many cooks would recommend taking the foil off about 30 to 45 minutes or so just before removing it from the oven. That way the browning can occur (and you can be sure it's not under done). After pulling the foil, check back every 10 minutes or so until the desired "brown-ness" happens. Too soon and the bird dries out. Too late and it has an "under done" look. Bon appétit!
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Can you leave a fresh frozen turkey out overnight to thaw?
hell no! you could kill someone with turkey like that. Another answer: Here's the deal. Ideally, your turkey should be either lower than 42F or over 120F. Logic tells us this is not always possible. So the idea is to minimize the time spent in "the zone". Depending on the size of your turkey, outside in a cool climate for a night may work well to defrost it. Big turkeys take more time obviously. In ideal circumstances it's a good idea to defrost your turkey in the fridge at around 38F, which, depending on conditions, may take a few days. What you want to watch out for is: 1. Poultry lingering at room temp. It's a surefire problem eventually. 2. Leaving part of the bird frozen (like forgetting to removef the giblets). In an oven this isn't too much of a problem, but if you deep fry it, frozen stuff tends to flash to steam, which can virtually explode -- in 350F+ grease, this is a bomb. Just be aware that bacteria loves the temperature region between 42F and about 110F. Keep the bird out of that range as much as you can. Note that most sources call the meat "safe" at an internal temp pf >= 165F. This is pretty dry for most of us, but safe. Your call.
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When should you stuff a turkey?
While cooking a turkey you should always stuff the turfiest in the oven order to get the taste for the turkey. if you are cooking a turkey then you should clean it then put seasons on the turkey then after stuff the turkey. it will have more taste. and you can taste the flavor on your turkey when its all done . iam a mom i would know.
Why does eating turkey on Thanksgiving make you sleepy?
Turkey has Tryptophan Turkey contains an essential amino acid called tryptophan. Tryptophan (C11H12N2O2) is formed during digestion by the action of proteolytic enzymes. One of the functions of tryptophan is to act as a chemical precursor to the synthesis in the body of serotonin. Serotonin affects our mood and helps us have happy thoughts, but it also can in turn be converted to melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that functions in several ways, one of which is to regulate our sleep-wake cycles. A result of increased melatonin is sleepiness. But, having said that, the turkey and its low amount of tryptophan is probably not what is making you sleepy: Tryptophan doesn't act on the brain unless it is taken on an empty stomach with no protein present (it is destroyed by acid, and therefore not measured when proteins are hydrolysed by acid in your stomach). If you consider that a turkey is mostly all protein - and most people don't really have an "empty stomach" during Thanksgiving dinner - then the turkey appears to be innocent, or as put in his words: "Gobble gobble." So, the amount of tryptophan eaten during a holiday meal is generally too small to have an appreciable effect. That lazy, lethargic feeling so many are overcome by at the conclusion of a festive meal is most likely due to overeating, having too many foods with simple carbohydrates* in them that metabolize very quickly to gush into the blood stream and increase the blood glucose levels, drinking alcohol, time of day or energy expended from dealing with in-laws. It's Not Turkey With Its Small Amount of Tryptophan, but more likely Carbohydrates in the Other Foods Plus Alcohol That Make You Sleepy People often think that eating turkey makes them sleepy. Traditionally, the cause has been blamed on the amino acid, tryptophan, which is found in turkey. Even though tryptophan is used in the synthesis of serotonin, which converts to melatonin that influences our sleepiness, the tryptophan is not specifically high in turkey. You can find similar levels of tryptophan in beef, pork,and lamb. Eggs and cheese have higher levels of tryptophan than turkey or these other meats, and these and other foods like them are not associated with making us sleepy even though turkey is. (One of the meats with the highest content of tryptophan is reindeer meat.) Experts now believe that the sleepiness may come from a high carbohydrate intake that often comes along in the "fixin's" when eating turkey dinners - especially during Thanksgiving. Here's how it works: A high simple carbohydrate diet increases insulin. Insulin increases the uptake of branched-chain amino acids into the muscles (but not tryptophan). This increases the ratio of tryptophan to branched-chain amino acids in the blood. When blood levels of branched-chain amino acids are low and tryptophan is high, tryptophan competes with them and sort of wins the competition of getting into the central nervous system. There it is synthesized into a neurotransmitter called serotonin which can be converted to melatonin and we get sleepy. Alcohol is another directly involved factor in the sleepiness, too. The Role of Simple Carbohydrates* Simple carbohydrates are in many of the things eaten in large portions in Thanksgiving holiday meals, like white bread rolls; sugar, marshmallows, or corn syrup added to side dishes like sweet potatoes; white flour used in gravy; white potatoes; stuffing or dressings; sugar in tea or soda pops; and desserts. These are metabolized very quickly in our bodies into sugars that can make our blood sugar levels temporarily spike very high. When that happens, our body recognizes that the blood sugar level is moving up too fast and starts sending out insulin to reduce the blood sugars. With a quick and high spike in blood glucose, the body often misjudges how much insulin will be needed and sends too much. This can shift us into a rapid decline of blood glucose to a state of low blood sugar and when that happens, we "crash".