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Black spot in the meat

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by OregonNative, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. OregonNative

    OregonNative New Egg

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    I have seen posts about spots ON the skin post butcher but I found a pea sized black spot in the breast meat of my turkey. He was HUGE at processing time, 40 lb fully dressed, but I want to make sure its good to eat. Organs looked good and he behaved and ate right to the end. Any ideas? I am cooking him today.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    My guess is that this is not a concern. It may have been an ingrown feather or injury that became encapsulated. I would remove this spot and introduce this big boy to the oven. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
     

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