If you can’t manage a whole turkey, but still want some beer and turkey for Thanksgiving, Jennie-O makes a “Fully Cooked Turkey Beer Bratwurst.” They’re made with Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat Beer.
According to the website, Jennie-O Turkey Store, their “fully-cooked turkey bratwursts are the only fully-cooked brats available that are made with 100 percent turkey meat. Our Turkey Beer Bratwursts are ready to heat and serve in minutes, and with 50 percent less fat than USDA data for cooked pork bratwurst, they are easy on your waistline.”
Here is the nutrition information off from Jennie-O’s website:
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 120 Calories From Fat 80 Total Fat 9.0 g Saturated Fat 2.0 g Trans Fat.0 g
Note that these Brats are still 2/3rds (66%) fat. I thought I’d check them out because Jennie-O does sell some healthy turkey products, most which our labelled “EXTRA LEAN.”
Of course, the claim that they are 50% less fat than pork bratwurst, to me would have to mean that that pork bratwursts are 133% fat. Now I know they may be 90+ % fat, but could someone please explain to me how something that has 50% of the fat content of something else can still be 66+ % fat? I’ll copy this to Jennie-O also, and I’m anxious to see who is the first person who can explain this kind of math to me!
By the way – please let me know if there are any truly lean brats out there – I’d love to try them.
I’m thinking what they mean is that actual grams of fat (not % of fat) is reduced by 50% = so pork brats would be 18 grams of fat versus turkey brats 9 – that would equal 50%. Do I win a prize?
A prize? Why would you think you win a prize? You get the satisfaction of offering something possibly useful into a discussion. Hopefully that’s enough, ’cause that’s all there is.
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
9 calories X 18 grams of fat = 162 calories
It would be impossible for one serving (120 calories) to have 18 grams of fat,
so the math still doesn’t work!