Food Diary (November 20, 2011)
Lunch: Green peas in tomato sauce with sourdough
Dinner: Spinach in tomato ginger sauce with pasta
Baking/sweets: Brownie cookies
Chocolatey, rich, soft and crispy, that’s what you get when you combine a brownie and a cookie into one. The recipe is available here.
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Care2 has an article targeted at the upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations. A lot of turkeys will give their lives and it seems the dark meat will be less preferred. The article compares the nutritional profile of a 3.5 ounce piece of skinless white and dark meat turkey. The results are as follows:
Calories: White meat = 161 calories. Dark meat = 192 calories.
Fat: White meat = 4 grams. Dark meat = 8 grams.
Protein: White meat = 30 grams. Dark meat = 28 grams.
Iron: White meat = 1.57 mg. Dark meat = 2.4 mg.
Zinc: White meat = 2.08 mg. Dark meat = 4.3 mg.
Thiamine: White meat = .04 mg. Dark meat = .05 mg.
Riboflavin: White meat = .13 mg. Dark meat = .24 mg.
Selenium: White meat = 32.10 mcg. Dark meat = 40.90 mcg.Folate: White meat = .01 mcg. Dark meat = 10 mcg.
Dark meat has more fat, calories, nutrients and flavour. And because dark meat has higher fat content, leftovers remain juicier when compared with white meat.
White meat is generally dryer. Adding gravy helps but that also adds more calories and fat.
The moral of the story is to not ignore dark meat.
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