Turkey is a top choice during the festive season, but this incredibly healthy protein is available year-round, with Ingham’s – Australia’s largest integrated poultry producer – revealing its top selling fresh Turkey products are Turkey Mince, Turkey Breast Mince, Turkey Minute Steaks and Turkey Breast Steaks. Turkey freezes well too, and Ingham’s frozen Turkey roasts are particularly popular – adding more reasons to include Turkey on your weekly shopping list and dinner plan.
Five key reasons seeing Turkey rise in popularity are:
- Turkey is versatile and tasty. Turkey comes in a variety of product options and can be used in a wide range of recipes. In the supermarket freezer section, you can find Turkey roasts, and in the fresh-meat section you’ll find options like Turkey-breast, Turkey-minute-steaks and Turkey-mince. Turkey has a similar taste to chicken and absorbs flavours well making it a great healthy meat option. Turkey-mince in particular is a wonderful substitute to use in any family-favourite mince recipe, such as Bolognese, meatballs, burgers, koftas and more.
2. Turkey is quick and easy to cook. Turkey is easy to cook once you learn how. A Turkey steak takes just 2-3 minutes on each side to pan-fry; mince-Turkey takes the same time as beef-mince or chicken-mince to cook (around 8-10 minutes in a pan); and a roast-Turkey takes around 20 minutes per 500 grams to oven bake – which is a similar time to a beef-roast, and less time than a chicken roast.
3. Turkey breast has just 2% fat and is high in protein. It is a lean-protein option which helps you feel full for longer and is a great source of energy.
- Turkey is rich in vitamins and minerals. Turkey is packed with nutrients. It’s a rich source of B-vitamins, including B3 (niacin) – which helps turn food into energy, B6 pyridoxine – which is important for our brains plus immune and nervous system, and B12 (cobalamin) – which helps form red blood cells. Turkey also contains zinc and iron – which help boost immunity and energy, and antioxidants such as selenium – which helps to protect against disease.
- Turkey is good for heart health. Skinless Turkey is low in cholesterol, and the lean-protein content helps to promote muscle growth and repair throughout our bodies.
Ingham’s has twenty Turkey farms, which are located in New South Wales based from the Macarthur region in South-West Sydney to the Southern Highlands. All farms are family owned and operated.
To learn more about Ingham’s, its range of Turkey products, and Ingham’s Dinner Done, visit inghams.com.au/dinner-done and follow Ingham’s on Instagram @Inghamaustralia, Facebook @ingham’s and YouTube @Inghamschicken
Ingham’s is the largest integrated poultry producer across Australia and New Zealand, employing 8,000 people. It supplies locally-farmed chicken, turkey and plant-based protein products to major retailers, quick-service restaurant (QSR) operators, food service distributors, wholesalers and to export channels. Ingham’s was incorporated in March 2016 and is listed on the ASX as Inghams Group Limited.
Ingham’s is proud to participate in the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme as a Producer in Australia, with animal welfare and sustainability two of the company’s top priorities. For more information, visit inghams.com.au