Food Comparison

November 1996 Issue

Cry Fowl for Low-Fat Meats, But Make Wise Choices

Poultry isn't just turkey and chicken, but now includes emu, ostrich and rhea. Ratites, as these exotic breeds are called, belong in the family of flightless birds, which are rapidly gaining popularity. Although classified as poultry, they are actually closer in flavor and appearance to red meat. Take a close look at our chart and you'll find that while poultry is often low-fat (usually lower in fat than beef), substituting chicken for beef

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