Today’s domestic turkey is a descendant of the wild turkey and is local to the United States. In Australia turkey has become a very popular meat, especially among those who prefer a low-fat diet, as it contains only  one gram of fat per ounce of flesh.

Turkey not only tastes delicious, it is a rich source of folic acids, vitamins and minerals like zinc and potassium which keeps the blood cholesterol levels down and is also believed to guard against birth defects, cancer and heart diseases. Turkey meat is extremely beneficial for health as it boosts the immune system and facilitates the processes of healing.

Take a look at our turkey recipes for meal-time inspiration, and contact the Australasian Turkey Federation for more information.

Health Benefits

The many health benefits of eating turkey include: Turkey is a very rich source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptothan. Apart from these nutrients, it is also contains zinc and vitamin B12. The skinless white meat of turkey is low on fat and is an excellent source of high protein. Turkey also...

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The Australasian Turkey Federation is a leading information provider for turkey breeders, growers, hatcheries and producers. You can find information on raising turkey poults through to processing guidelines. Please contact us for further information or to join the Australasian Turkey Federation. You can also find out more about the latest turkey breeders’ news. Poultry information Inghams...

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