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Turkey is the ultimate comfort bird that can be served any time of year. A large, 18-pound bird can easily feed up to 25 guests, making this entrée economical and easy to serve at large get-togethers. Cooking a crowd-pleasing turkey doesn't just have to mean roasting it. There are a variety of methods for preparing and cooking a delicious turkey. There's also a lot to know about this bird aside from its place on our dinner table.

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1. Turkey Is Good For You

Not only is turkey full of protein, but it's also very low in carbohydrates. Some of the other nutrients contained in one serving of turkey breast will include:

  • Selenium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Potassium
  • Thiamin
  • Zinc
  • Tryptophan
  • These nutrients strengthen your immune system, boost energy levels, increase metabolism and raise serotonin levels. It also doesn't hurt that turkey meat also has no fat content.

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