From: Daily Mail
|What’s in a nugget? Researchers in Mississippi examined two fast-food chains’ chicken nuggets and found that half or less than half of the nuggets were made of meat. The rest was made of high-fat chicken parts|
- Researchers in Mississippi examined chicken nuggets at two different fast food chains and found that only about half of the nuggets were made of muscle meat
- The rest of the nuggets were made of other chicken parts like fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones and cartilage
- A representative for the National Chicken Council said it’s no mystery what’s in chicken nuggets since nutritional information is often available online or on the packaging
While it’s OK to indulge in the junk food every so often, the problem for deShazo is that some people eat them multiple times a week.
Ashley Peterson, a representative of the National Chicken Council, a non-profit trade group which represents the U.S. chicken industry, argued that consumers weren’t being mislead.
|Don’t make it a habit: Dr deShazo, the lead researcher of the study, said it’s OK to eat chicken nuggets every once in a while but he’s concerned for the people who eat them multiple times a week|
She pointed out that nutritional information for most fast food chains is available online, and that anything for sale at the grocery store has a list of ingredients.
‘Chicken nuggets tend to have an elevated fat content because they are breaded and fried. But it’s no secret what is in a chicken nugget,’ she said.