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Are they an organ meat or a muscle? Thanks!
 

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I don't buy them often as I don't see much benefit for the cost. I did get them for 79 cents a lb the other day, but too expensive IMO.
 

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Thanks.
What I read said it was a strong second stomach... and I got all confused. I just ordered a case of liver. Now I know for sure those are organs! lol
 

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What's a gizzard? I can get great big packages of chicken (and turkey!) stomachs here. Are those gizzards?
 

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If I had to guess, I'd say the "stomachs" you're buying in Germany are what we would call "gizzards." The gizzard is a muscular organ that some birds use to grind seeds. A chicken gizzard is about one inch in diameter and looks like a solid blob of pink muscle. A turkey gizzard is about twice as big.

I use chicken gizzards as muscle meat fairly often--they are cheap here (I can buy enormous "family packs" of them at stores that have lots of African American customers.) And nothing to chop or slice.
 

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Yes, a muscular second stomach used to grind seeds. They are averaging 1.30-1.50a package. There might be 20 or 30 of them in there.

I don't buy German meats much as they cost a lot compared to what I buy on base. So I really wouldn't know what they call the gizzard or if they even sell it.
 

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I feed gizzards quite a lot. I can stock them up around the holidays(Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter). I mean, they sell them for about 39 cents/lb. How great is that? And Camper loves them.

They seem to be fattier than other turkey meat, or is that my imagination (when I boil them for gravy, I've noticed that)...?

Yep, we're gizzard lovers over here.
 
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