How Much of a Thanksgiving Turkey Can You Actually Eat?

Thanksgiving 2016 is approaching and with that comes millions of shoppers heading out to get their turkeys for family and friends who will be visiting. How much of that turkey you’re buying can actually be eaten?

Through some research, about 40% of the bird is edible. Most typical weight is around 20 pounds and of that you can get about 8 pounds of edible meat. Some can get up to 11-12 pounds.



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