Why Do Turkeys Have White and Dark Meat?

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 24 November 2016
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States. For the traditional Thanksgiving feast, millions of turkeys will be roasted, and many families will fight over the best pieces. Some like the white breast meat, while others go for the darker drumsticks.

What is the difference between the white meat and the dark meat of a turkey?

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