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Game bird, Lagopus lagopus. Shooting period in the UK is 12 August to 10 December; eaten fresh or after being hung for 2–4 days to develop flavour. The whole bird weighs about 700 g; a 150‐g portion is an extremely rich source of iron and vitamin B2; a rich source of protein, niacin, and vitamin B1; contains about 8 g of fat, of which one-fifth is saturated; supplies 250 kcal (1 050 kJ).

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