When hunger strikes, count on poultry! Wholesome eggs, chicken and turkey are economical, easy to prepare and a great enjoyment to serve. Poultry provides many important nutrients including protein, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, iron, zinc and phosphorus.
Poultry is also versatile and can be cooked many different ways, either by itself or paired with other foods, such as grains, vegetables or fruits. Depending on the other ingredients that you choose, these dishes can contain foods from all groups of the Food Guide Pyramid, making them a complete meal. Check out OPA's delicious egg and poultry recipes!
In addition to nutrition, it is important to know how to properly handle, prepare and serve egg, chicken and turkey dishes to avoid food-borne illnesses. Click on the links to the right to learn more about preparing, cooking and storing eggs and poultry products.
For more food safety and nutrition information regarding the egg and poultry sectors, click on the links below:
National Chicken Council
National Turkey Federation
American Egg Board