Is it better to buy fresh or frozen turkeys?

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Turkey and Holiday Cooking Tips and FAQ

Is it better to buy fresh or frozen turkeys?

Answer:

It is better to buy fresh, but it needs to be purchased the day before roasting, and the selection at that time may not be suitable for your party. A fresh turkey should not sit in the refrigerator for more than one day since its quality will deteriorate quickly.

If purchasing a frozen turkey, you need to purchase it at least 5 days in advance and provide ample space in the refrigerator for proper thawing.