When many of us go to the store, we pick out a package or two of chicken breasts and never think twice about it. This is because we have thought for years that chicken is healthier than beef. However, what we just found out about it may change everything you thought you knew. The truth may leave you stunned!
The Truth About Chicken Breasts With White Striping Is:
Farmers use certain genetic enhancements to make their birds larger and more hearty. The practice leads to muscular dysfunction, which manifests itself in white striation.
A 2013 study found that chicken breasts with white striping can harbor 224% more fat than normal, notes Delish. A 2015 study from the National Library of Medicine, notes the thicker and less absorbent quality of chicken breasts with the condition.
A spokesperson from the National Chicken Council told Buzzfeed: A “small percentage of chicken meat,” is affected by the condition. It “does not create any health or food safety concerns and the welfare of the chicken itself is not negatively impacted.”
The news that white striping in chicken breasts might contain more fat may make you want to look closer at it the next time you go to the store. Did you already know this about chicken breasts? Will this information impact how often you buy it?
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