Thursday, October 23, 2008

Useful Resources: Thanksgiving - Gluten Free Turkey

I thought I would begin writing about Thanksgiving (even though Halloween hasn't happened yet). If you look at retailers as an example, it's really never too early to talk about Holidays. The main course of most Thanksgiving meals is the Turkey! Here are the results of some research I have done. As always, please comment if you have any experience with Turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Turkey Choices

Butterball - butterball.com | 1-800-288-8372
-Frozen Whole Turkey (10-32 lbs)
Ingredients: Turkey, Water, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Phosphates, Natural Flavorings
Gluten Free: Yes - had to call to verify, not listed on Web site. Their natural flavorings are Rosemary extract.
Available at: Food Lion, Kroger

-Fresh Whole Turkey (10-32 lbs)
Ingredients: Turkey
Gluten Free: Yes - had to call to verify, not listed on Web site
Available at: Kroger

Honeysuckle White - honeysucklewhite.com | 1-800-532-5756
The majority of Honeysuckle White® products do not contain Gluten. However, the following list of products do contain Gluten:
-Asian Grill Marinated Turkey Strips
-Teriyaki Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin
-Frozen Italian Style Meatballs
-Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

-All Natural Whole Turkey - Vegetarian fed and minimally processed. It contains no added hormones, no antibiotics ever and no additives, artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Ingredients: Turkey
Gluten Free: Yes - indicated on Web site
Available at: Information not available

-Fresh Whole Turkey
Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphate, Flavoring
Gluten Free: Yes - indicated on Web site
Available at: Information not available

-Frozen Whole Turkey
Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphate, Flavoring
Gluten Free: Yes - indicated on Web site
Available at: Information not available

Perdue - perdue.com | 1-800-473-7383
Check out Perdue's GF Product list here.

-Fresh Whole Turkey
Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth
Gluten Free: Yes - indicated on Web site in FAQ section.
Available at: Information not available

Jennie-O - jennieo.com | No phone listed
-Natural Choice Prime Young Turkey (Frozen) - A juicy, delicious and 100 percent natural bird with no artificial Ingredients or preservatives.
Ingredients: Not listed
Gluten Free: Yes - indicated on Web site
Available at: Information not available

-Premium Basted Young Turkey (Frozen) - A moist and delicious whole bird available in two sizes: 12-14 pounds and 16-18 pounds.
Ingredients: Not listed
Gluten Free: Yes for the Turkey, No for the gravy packet- indicated on Web site.
Available at: Information not available

Fresh Young Turkey (Fresh) - A fantastic whole bird available in two sizes for your convenience: 10-16 pounds and 16-20 pounds.
Ingredients: Not listed
Gluten Free: Yes for the Turkey, No for the gravy packet- indicated on Web site.
Available at: Information not available

Shady Brook Farms - shadybrookfarms.com | 1-800-532-5756
-Fresh Whole Turkey - is all-natural, minimally processed with no additives or preservatives.
Ingredients: Turkey
Gluten Free: Yes - indicated on Web site and on product label.
Available at: Information not available

-Frozen Whole Turkey - features an all-natural basting solution.
Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Salt, Sugar, Natural Flavoring
Gluten Free: Yes - indicated on Web site and on product label.
Available at: Information not available

Whole Foods - wholefoodsmarket.com | Raleigh (828.5805) | Cary (816.8830)
I spoke with the folks at the Raleigh store earlier this week. They do offer Gluten Free Turkeys but will not be taking any orders in the store until after Halloween. You can pick up the Turkeys as early as 3 days before Thanksgiving if need be. More to come on this.

Earth Fare - earthfare.com | Raleigh (433-1390)
This store located in Brier Creek will be offering 2 choices for Turkeys. Organic versions for $2.99 per lb and All Natural versions for $1.99 per lb. The organic turkeys only come in 10-14 lb. sizes while the All Natural turkeys are available in 10-14 lb. size through 20-24 lb. size. They are currently taking orders now and you will be able to pick up Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. All their Turkeys are Gluten Free.

The Fresh Market - thefreshmarket.com | Raleigh (872.8501) | Cary (481.2865 )
The Fresh Market had no information when I called the Raleigh store this week. They said they would be ready for Turkey orders in a week or so. I have gotten meat from them in the past and was pleased so I imagine they will also have GF Turkeys available as well. More to come.

Hope this helps.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If a turkey is cooked with traditional stuffing inside and I eat just the turkey—no stuffing is it still considered GF or is it contaminated?

Zach said...

i would suggest you make gluten free stuffing and put that in the turkey - there are a ton of recipes out there - or don't eat it.

Zach said...

Here are some articles about GF Thanksgiving ...

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/cookingglutenfree/a/GFThanksgiving.htm?nl=1

and

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/faqs/f/TurkeyStuffing.htm?nl=1

GlutenFree said...

http://www.befreeforme.com/blog/?p=145

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