chicken meat
chicken meat

Chicken

All free-range poultry of MeatShop is of the highest quality grown at local farms and ranches that boast ultra-modern production facilities and adapt to high international operating standards.

Alongside beef and mutton, the chicken is one of the ‘big three’ popularity-wise. However, chicken is a different classification of meat and comes under the poultry category.

People commonly refer to poultry as ‘white meat’.

As one of the most popular foods in the world, there are all sorts of chicken-based foods. These range from fried and roasted chicken to chicken soup and even chicken popcorn.

Nutrition Facts of Chicken

Ground chicken meat provides the following nutrients per 100g;

Nutrient

Amount

Calories 143 kcal
Carbohydrate 0 g
Protein 17.4 g
Fat 8.1 g
   – Saturated 2.3 g
   – Monounsaturated 3.6 g
   – Polyunsaturated 1.5 g
        – Omega-3 96 mg
        – Omega-6 1327 mg
Omega 6 to 3 Ratio 13.8 : 1
Vitamin A 0% DV
Vitamin C 0% DV
Vitamin D
Vitamin E 1% DV
Vitamin K 1% DV
Thiamin 7% DV
Riboflavin 14% DV
Niacin 22% DV
Vitamin B6 19% DV
Folate 1% DV
Vitamin B12 14% DV
Pantothenic Acid 11% DV
Calcium 1% DV
Iron 5% DV
Magnesium 5% DV
Phosphorus 18% DV
Potassium 15% DV
Sodium 3% DV
Zinc 10% DV
Copper 3% DV
Manganese 1% DV
Selenium 15% DV

Benefits of Chicken

Chicken is very cheap and affordable.

For those who are trying to consume less fat/calories, chicken offers a smaller amount than other meats but with the same protein content. In other words, chicken is protein-dense.

Chicken stock/broth offers a significant source of gelatin. As chicken bones have a lower density than other meats, the collagen and gelatin are far easier to extract.

Chicken provides a decent source of necessary vitamins and minerals, particularly selenium, potassium, phosphorus, and B vitamins.

Concerns of Chicken

Unfortunately, bacterial contamination with strains such as E. coli and salmonella isn’t rare with chicken. As a result, strict hygiene procedures are necessary when handling raw meat.

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