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Game bird, Phasianus colchicus and related spp. Total weight 1.5 kg; traditionally sold as a brace, i.e. cock and hen, although now commonly available as single birds; usually hung for 3 days (up to 3 weeks in very cold weather) to develop flavour. A 150‐g portion is an extremely rich source of iron; a rich source of protein, niacin, and vitamin B2; contains about 15 g of fat of which one-third is saturated; and supplies 330 kcal (1 400 kJ).

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