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About turkey tail

Turkey tail, also known as the pope's nose, parson's nose, or sultan's nose, is literally the hind-end of the turkey. It's the part of the turkey that attaches the feathers to the body. A turkey tail is made up of approximately 80 percent meat and 20 percent bone. It also contains a gland filled with oil that the bird uses to preen itself, which explains why the turkey tail also has a very high amount of fat.

These fatty pieces of flesh and bone were never popular in the U.S. In fact, turkeys always arrived at the grocery stores with their tails removed. Rather than waste this portion of the turkey, the U.S. poultry industry decided to market them to the Pacific Island community. Apparently, it was rare to find animal protein in this part of the world, and it was therefore considered a luxury food item. After World War II, poultry companies began shipping turkey tails to the Pacific Island market, and they became a hit with the Samoan people. By 2007, Samoans were eating more than 44 pounds of turkey tails each year. 

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