This Goes into a Chicken Nugget?!
Mmm, strawberry soft serve ice cream! Wait, what? That’s mechanically separated chicken? That’s what goes into a chicken nugget? Gross! This photo from the Huffington Post appeared on the internet yesterday and has caused a huge uproar. People are disgusted, and so am I!
It’s hard to know what exactly goes into your food. You never think that chicken could look like this. Apparently, this is what chicken looks like when machines pass chicken bones through a high pressure sieve to get every last bit of meat off.
Apparently, the next step in the process is to wash this meat with ammonia (ugh!), then pump it full of artificial colors and flavors. It’s terrifying to think that we’re putting that into our bodies every time we have a chicken nugget!
When products contain mechanically separated meats, they are required to state this on the packaging, so this really makes me want to start reading labels, avoiding fast food as much as possible, and really focusing on natural, healthy ingredients whose names I recognize! I’m sure it’s easier said than done, but I can try, darn it!
If you are craving some chicken nuggets, but you don’t want them to be made out of some unidentifiable pink slurry, try these recipes that actually use ingredients that you’ve heard of before!
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
To read the original article in the Huffington Post, click here.
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