Fresh vs Frozen Turkey: Which to buy for dinner on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day is approaching, so you must buy your turkeys now!
Choosing between fresh or frozen turkey can be a task; let's help you out.
Frozen turkeys are processed and then preserved at 0°F or lower.
Deep chilling or super chilling food keeps the bird fresh and cold enough.
Frozen turkeys reduce bacterial activity, but high temperatures can cause structural damage.
Buy frozen turkeys a week before Thanksgiving dinner to save time.
With fresh turkey, you don’t have to have to thaw it.
The bird hasn’t been chilled below 26°F, so buy them just 2 days before cooking.
When you buy fresh turkey, you can start cooking or roasting it right away.
Some feel that fresh turkey is more tender and juicier.
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