Few Facts about Chicken

chicken mealProtein is a key to the human diet and Chicken is perhaps best known for its high protein content. Especially for younger people as the body uses it to create new cells and maintain or repair existing cells.

Chicken consists of high-quality protein and a relatively low amount of fat. In addition, fat in chicken is mostly of unsaturated type which protects against heart disease. Thus, chicken is often recommended by physicians and nutrition counsellors.

The formula for protein intake for a human body is: 1 gm per kg body weight. The vegetable protein source available in our country is incapable of fulfilling the Protein requirements to our increasing population. Hence, Chicken is vital for protein intake.

When it comes to protein, it is proved that Chicken is the best available & low cost product to fulfil protein requirements.

Nutrition Chart of Chicken

Nutrients in Chicken 4.00 oz-wt (113.40 grams)
Tryptophan 128.1%
Vitamin B3 77.7%
Protein 70.3%
Selenium 44.7%
Vitamin B6 34%
Phosphorus 25.8%
Choline 22.7%
Calories (187) 10%

Market preference is for fresh Chicken (fresh live cut Chicken). However, there is a need for awareness among consumers on Fresh Chilled Chicken.

For consumers- the most important quality factors are texture, tenderness and flavor. Tenderness of meat depends upon the rate and extent of the chemical and physical changes occurring in the muscle –Rigor Mortis.

***Rigor Mortis- (rigor “stiffness”, mortis “of death”)

Rigor Mortis is caused by the chemical changes occurring in muscles after death, causing stiffness and difficult to move. This affects the tenderness of fresh live cut Chicken in any Butcher shop wherein the growth of bacteria is very fast and high, thereby resulting into unhealthy chicken.

Whereas in Organized processing of Chicken, the process of softening post slaughtering, which is known as chilling at 0-4 degree centigrade, makes the Chicken tender and healthy wherein the growth of bacteria in Fresh Chilled Chicken is reduced to a large extent.

Egg is also considered to be a healthy diet and is usually prescribed by the doctors. It contains 12.6 grams of protein in each 100 gram of egg as compared to 0.26 grams of protein in a 100 gram of apple. Benefits of Eggs are:-

  • Boosts Brain Power
  • Helps in maintaining healthy weight
  • Protects eye health
  • Facilitates muscle building
  • Improves your mood
  • Encourages healthy hair and nails
  • Lowers risk of cancer
  • Helps with healthy pregnancy
  • Strengthens bones
  • Clears acne

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