NATIONAL POULTRY DAY
Eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast, an open-faced turkey avocado sandwich for lunch and then perhaps a good, ol’ fashioned fried chicken dinner to finish off the day. Poultry is the theme for March 19th as it is National Poultry Day.
Poultry refers to domestic birds that are raised for meat and eggs. This includes chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, quail and pheasant. Poultry is farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous.
It is believed that chicken was introduced to American soil by the European explorers in the 16th century. Chicken consumption in the United States increased during World War II due to a shortage of beef and pork.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the poultry production in the United States. Estimates place production at around 9 billion chickens in the United States. Chicken and turkey are lower in fats and cholesterol than other meats.
Poultry can be cooked in many different ways including roasting, baking, frying, grilling, sautéing, steaming and broasting.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy your favorite poultry dish, either at home or at your favorite restaurant. Feel free to try one of the following recipes:
Use #NationalPoultryDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Poultry Day.
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