The perfect turkey burgers have always been elusive and expensive, but a new burger craze is on the rise thanks to a combination of a new and exciting ingredient.
Turkey burgers, which were traditionally made with ground beef and ground turkey, have now been made with chicken and vegetables, and a variety of new products have been launched to cater to this new market.
It’s also being hailed as a food that could have a big impact on the diet of the elderly.
The food will help people lose weight, and reduce the risk of obesity, says David Krieger, director of research at the Food Research Institute in Cambridge.
“It’s a big issue in the health sector, because people are going to eat more of it,” he says.
Krieger points to the potential of adding a healthy protein source to a turkey burger.
He believes that adding a protein like chicken and vegetable could have the same impact as adding fat.
For some, turkey burgers are already becoming a big part of the menu.
“A lot of the time, I’ll be in a restaurant and I’m looking for something a little different and I’ll get something a lot different,” says Ellie.
I can’t say I’ve ever eaten something that’s not a turkey sandwich before, she says.
“You’re eating a turkey hamburger, so it’s like a turkey steak sandwich.”
But the health impact of turkey burgers has been controversial.
Many experts, including the World Health Organisation, have expressed concerns about the health impacts of the meat.
Dr Nick Jones, chief executive of the British Dietetic Association, says it is a very good idea to try and limit the amount of meat you eat, but he thinks it is best to limit the number of people who eat it.
“I think a lot of people are missing out on this and it’s very much an open-ended debate,” he said.
The health experts say that the health risks of eating turkey burgers do not necessarily apply to the elderly, and that it’s a safe choice for people who have compromised immune systems or are allergic to turkey.
But for many, including Ellie, the burger is a big no-no.
They say they don’t want to go out of their way to eat a turkey, and Ellie says she’s not looking to make a statement about her body.
“It would be wrong to say I’m going to do something that would cause my health to suffer.
I’m just going to keep eating a good burger and not make a big deal about it.”
The burgers are made by an Australian firm, which has a number of outlets around the country.
Cameron and Ellie are part of a growing number of meat eaters, who are using alternative and healthy ways to feed themselves.
And in a market where the number one foodstuff is meat, there are plenty of alternatives.
More to come.