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Cider-Braised Roasted Turkey

Cider-Braised Roasted Turkey

This turkey is made with a lot of delicious herbs and spices, including Superfood Turmeric. But it also has a secret ingredient: cider! This came about in a moment of panic, with a rapidly browning turkey in the oven, and friends coming to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in mere hours, I realized that I had forgotten to pick up a turkey baster. A cursory glance in the fridge led me to six-pack of hard cider that had gone untouched at a previous get-together. Instead of laboriously scooping drippings from the turkey, letting all the heat out of the oven, I poured cider over the bird. I was pleasantly surprised by the moist, flavorful result!

Further Food Commentary:

This turkey is great for a holiday meal or an everyday main dish. High in iron, zinc and B-vitamins, it is nourishing for every body. But, it is also exceptional for those bodies with special dietary needs. Packed with essential lean protein and primarily digested and absorbed before hitting the colon, it is helpful for those with ulcerative colitis, IBD.

People with diabetes also benefit from the boost of protein, especially since traditionally, Thanksgiving dinners are so carb-heavy! Although cider is naturally gluten-free, look for gluten-free brands since cross contamination can occur during processing. The dairy-free set will be thrilled with the olive oil (and the rest won’t miss the butter). Don’t forget to save the bones to make a deeply healing broth!

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