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Old 10-08-2012, 07:07 AM   #21
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According to Health Canada's Food Guide, 2.5 oz. of cooked turkey equals one portion. If the weight reduces by 15% after cooking (I'm just guessing, it might be more ), a 12 lb turkey would be approximately 65 servings! Hmmmm....I guess I'm feeding a crowd today with my 12 lb turkey, not just two...I thought the recommendation when deciding which turkey to buy, the rule of thumb was 1 lb / person?
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According to Health Canada's Food Guide, 2.5 oz. of cooked turkey equals one portion. If the weight reduces by 15% after cooking (I'm just guessing, it might be more ), a 12 lb turkey would be approximately 65 servings! Hmmmm....I guess I'm feeding a crowd today with my 12 lb turkey, not just two...I thought the recommendation when deciding which turkey to buy, the rule of thumb was 1 lb / person?

Are you counting in the bones that comprise a significant amount of the turkey's weight? You are probably only getting 9 pounds of edible meat off that turkey.
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Are you counting in the bones that comprise a significant amount of the turkey's weight? You are probably only getting 9 pounds of edible meat off that turkey.
Even at 9 pounds of edible meat, minus 15% for loss during cooking, it would be around 50 portions! Just for fun, I will weigh the amount I put on my plate to see how many portions I really eat when I eat turkey!
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Are you counting in the bones that comprise a significant amount of the turkey's weight? You are probably only getting 9 pounds of edible meat off that turkey.
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And most people want more than one serving.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #25
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Even at 9 pounds of edible meat, minus 15% for loss during cooking, it would be around 50 portions! Just for fun, I will weigh the amount I put on my plate to see how many portions I really eat when I eat turkey!
Are you going to number the plates???
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Are you going to number the plates???
I don't think that a serving of turkey is the same weight as a portion...just my thinking...
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Does the 5lb, after nap or half-time turkey sandwich count as portions?
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Does the 5lb, after nap or half-time turkey sandwich count as portions?
Health Canada's Food Guideline doesn't cover those...but I'm guessing that they count as servings .
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I'd buy a 12 pound turkey for 4 people. That's quite small.
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On second thought, aren't baby-food jars of meat 2 oz.? The 2.5 oz. portion must be for a toddler...that's gotta be it!
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