Turkey Protein and Turkey Fat

Turkey protein comes with a lot of protein and small amounts of turkey fat unless you decide to eat the skin which is very tasty!

Turkey fat is mainly found in the skin of the turkey and hardly any will be in the breast meat.  A higher amount will be found in the darker pieces of turkey meat.

You can make some great turkey soup recipes with the left over bones and meat of this big bird.  And turkey soup recipes is one to preserve the memory of Thanksgiving which you can store in your freezer for a later date in the year.

Turkey Protein and Turkey Fat

Turkey protein is a great source of lean protein and it's known for containing the essential amino acid called tryptophan.

This amino acid is involved with the production of serotonin which produces a sense of calmness and helps you sleep.

Turkey fat is mainly made of monounsaturated fat.  Turkeys are also lower in fat than most other animal foods.

The breast without skin typically only has about 4 grams of fat and the breast meat with skin still only has around 8 grams of fat per 3 - 4 ounce serving.

Turkey Soup Recipes - The Basics

First Make the Turkey Stock:

  1. Remove all the turkey meat from the turkey carcass to add to your turkey soup
  2. You can break up the bones of the carcass a bit, so they fit into your pot.
  3. Put the bones and some turkey skin into a large stock pot and cover with water by an inch or two.
  4. Add a chopped onion, chopped carrots, and celery with tops.
  5. Also add herbs and spices like thyme, parsley, bay leaf, pepper, and salt to taste.
  6. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to bring the stock to a bare simmer.
  7. Skim off any foam looking crud that may float to the surface of your stock while simmering.
  8. Simmer for a minimum of 4 hours or longer if you desire a more concentrated stock.

When the cooking time is reached, strain the stock for use with your turkey soup recipes.

You can even bottle some of the stock and freeze for future use.

Making your own turkey soup recipes should start with a homemade turkey stock.

And you can control everything from the type of water you use, to the type of organic vegetables, and the sodium content of your turkey stock.

Then you can just add fresh vegetables, rice, and leftover turkey back to your homemade stock to make a quick and comforting turkey soup recipe.

You can learn to create a variety of turkey soup recipes by using your imagination and creativity.  Have fun!

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