All About The Turkey

When you think about the food that you’ll eat on Thanksgiving, one of the first things that might come to mind is a turkey. Most households prepare a turkey in some way to celebrate the holiday. Minnesota takes the lead as being the state that produces the most turkeys. There are about 46 million birds raised in the state. If you have questions about how to prepare your turkey, all you have to do is call the Butterball hotline. The company started the hotline in 1981 as a way to help people who might not know how to cook the bird or who might need a few tips on how to keep it moist. People who man the phone lines have answered over 100,000 calls. There are Spanish speakers who assist those who don’t speak English and volunteers who provide safety tips about how to dispose of leftover turkey. Questions can be submitted via text or email as well. The hotline is open from November to December. About 88 percent of the people who live in the United States eat turkey for Thanksgiving in some form or fashion. The amount of turkey that is consumed has almost doubled over the past two decades.