Nitsiakos Turkey - From Ioannina to your plate It has white, tasty meat, with minimal fat, while it is included in the list of the healthiest and most nutritious options, with low caloric output but with great nutritional value and beneficial effects. America is considered its homeland and the first to tame it were the Aztecs. It was first encountered by Spanish sailors in Mexico, they called it Indian chicken, thinking they were in the Indies, and brought it to Europe, where after France and England, it became a traditional Christmas dish in many countries. Although it arrived in Greece somewhat late, in the 16th and 17th centuries and we only ate it once a year, it is still an excellent protein choice for a balanced diet. In our country, the turkey is now raised in the prefecture of Ioannina by the Nitsiakos company and its diet includes corn and clover. Turkey has many nutritional properties, proteins of high biological value and many vitamins (B6, B3, B2, B12), iron (raises hematocrit), phosphorus (for strong bones and teeth) and potassium (cardiological effect) which are particularly useful for sensitive age groups, such as children. Turkey is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that contributes to the production of serotonin, which in turn gives the body feelings of relaxation and euphoria. The Greek Nitsiakos turkey from Ioannina is incomparably better quality than the chopped ones imported from Italy or other countries. It contains 74% proteins, easy to digest and is rich in essential amino acids that help the proper development and functioning of the body. It is also low in fat, which is particularly useful for people following a weight loss diet with increased amounts of lean protein. It is rich in zinc that increases the body's defenses, phosphorus and magnesium, which has a soothing and calming effect, reducing headaches and migraines. Finally, turkey meat is soft and easy to digest and is an excellent supplement to plant foods.