If you’ve ever wondered what’s really in a chicken nugget, researchers have the answer. Did you guess chicken? If so, you may be half right — at least according to one recent study.
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Researchers found that chicken nuggets from two fast food chains were really, at best, only half chicken. The research, which was published in the American Journal of Medicine, found that the nuggets contain only 40 to 50 percent of lean muscle tissue, while the rest may be some combination of fat, blood vessels, nerves, bone or connective tissue.
Understandably, this may be unappetizing. But that’s also only half the story. What may be more important is that the mix provides less protein, more fat, more sodium and more carbohydrates than you’d get from unprocessed chicken — a naturally nutritious, lean protein source.
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