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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