A turkey breast is made up of white meat taken from the meatiest part of the turkey. When the skin is removed, it becomes ideal for a low-fat, low-sodium diet. A boneless Tom half turkey breast can measure from 33 to 36 cm (13 to 14 in.) in length and weigh from 1.5 to 1.8 kg (3.3 to 4 lb). Perfect for feeding a small family at dinner with enough left over to make lunches the next day. Tom turkey breasts are available whole, boneless, skinless or as a half-breast.
Turkey breast tenderloin
The tenderloin is the choicest morsel from the interior of the breast and it's the tenderest part with the least fat as well. The tenderloin is ideal for simple cooking, just grilled or pan fried. It can also be used in the most complex gastronomic recipes.
A turkey thigh comes from the meatiest part of the thigh. Its dark meat is a little fattier than the breast or the tenderloin, and stands up better to cooking and remains more tender. A boneless Tom turkey thigh can weigh up to 1 kg. It's available whole, boneless or skinless.
A turkey drumstick comes from the lower part of a turkey thigh. Its dark meat, a little fattier than the breast or the tenderloin, tends to dry out less during cooking and stays more tender. A Tom drumstick measures approximately 28 cm (11 in.) in length compared to a chicken drumstick that usually measures between 5 and 7.5 cm (2 to 3 in.) in length. It's offered whole.
A Tom turkey wing is made up of white meat and measures approximately 30 cm (12 in.) in length. By comparison, a chicken wing only measures between 10 and 15 cm (4 and 6 in.) in length.