The official term for the red thing on a turkey is a wattle. The wattle changes color as the turkey gets excited or angry.Know More
The wattle also changes color when the turkey is looking to mate. Normally light red or dark pink in color, the wattle changes to bright red during these occasions. The wattle hangs from the turkey's chin and it resembles a loose flap of skin.
Turkeys also have a snood. The snood is a red piece of skin that hangs across the bird's beak. This can also change colors if the turkey is upset or looking to find a suitable mate.Learn more about Meat, Poultry & Seafood
The red fleshy growth on a rooster's head is called a comb, or a cockscomb. There are many spelling variations such as coxcomb. A rooster's comb varies in color, depending on breed and health. A healthy comb is used to attract mates. Large bright red combs are attractive to females.Full Answer >
It's nearly impossible to find bacon that's free of all forms of nitrates. According to a 2013 article on NerdFitness.com, turkey bacon packages labeled as having "no added nitrates" still contain the naturally occurring nitrates found in celery, which is frequently used instead of sodium nitrite in the curing process.Full Answer >
To thaw a turkey quickly, cover the wrapped package completely in cool water, and change the water every 30 minutes until the turkey is completely thawed. Allow approximately 30 minutes for every pound of turkey.Full Answer >
According to a 2007 article in Woman's Day, the biggest turkey ever was a male named Tyson that weighed 86 pounds. The turkey was entered into an annual Heaviest Turkey Competition in 1989 by Philip Cook of Leacroft Turkeys, Ltd.Full Answer >