Don’t Toss Your Giblets This Thanksgiving

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Stop the turkey giblet waste madness this Thanksgiving.

What? There’s giblet waste madness? Yes.

Green Dude Jeff Yeager has this to say about it:

Given the 45 million turkeys Americans are expected to buy this Thanksgiving, we’ll be paying for – and throwing away – about $30 million worth of giblets! In case you’re wondering, in terms of wasted calories that’s enough to feed 55,000 people for an entire year … assuming, of course, that you could find 55,000 people willing to eat only giblets for an entire year.


Listen up to GD Jeff’s conversation with Green Diva Meg about this turkey giblet atrocity and his mission to save the giblets in this special Thanksgiving Green Divas Green Dude radio show segment:

More from GD Jeff:

In all seriousness, giblets are not only perfectly edible, but really quite tasty. If nothing else, put them in a saucepan, cover them in water, and simmer them for 45 minutes or so, until the neck and everything else is fully cooked.  Once cooled, pick the meat off the neck, remove any tough parts from the other organs, and then chop it all up to add delicious flavor to your turkey stuffing or gravy.

And now for a video about turkey giblet waste from The Cheap Life with Jeff Yeager…

[Read: Three amazing pie recipes for Thanksgiving]


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