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Healthy Food Database

Chicken - Free Range
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I would urge everyone to at least eat free-range chicken only. The taste and texture is superior and the because the birds were allowed to move around freely the meat contains less fat. Free range chickens live as nature intended, with fresh air and sunshine.

Many people often buy only chicken breast when looking to cook poultry, believing that it is significantly lower in energy and fat. The difference in kilojoules however between cuts is relatively minor. Of all the various chicken cuts chicken breast without the skin is lowest in kilojoules, followed closely by skinless chicken wings, skinless drumstick and skinless thigh. Of note is that whole skinless chicken is only 27 kilojoules higher than skinless chicken breast, wings are 32 kilojoules higher, drumsticks 54 kilojoules higher and thigh is 58 kilojoules higher than the equivalent weight of chicken breast. In a varied diet, these kilojoule differences are minor.

Note about amines: Meat has low levels of amines, but these rise to moderate if the product is stored in the fridge for more than two days or frozen. Any smoked, cured or processed meat has very high amine levels. If the chicken skin is eaten, the amine levels increase to moderate also.
Category: Poultry
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy genuine, grainfed free-range. Corn-fed chickens are yellow in colour but will still lack flavour if they have been cooped up in battery conditions.
To Store:
Store in the fridge on a plate wrapped in plastic. Fresh chicken will keep up to 3 days in the fridge. Fresh chicken pieces will keep for up to 4 days.
Tips & Tricks:
Never cook partly frozen chicken - it can cause salmonella poisoning. Evidence shows that chicken soup can reduce symptoms of colds and flus at the same level as some vitamins, due to its warming nature, vitamin-enriched broth and protein from the chicken.
Cooking Tips:
Chicken is so versatile and can be roasted, poached, grilled, or casseroled. Great chicken stock is made from a boiler (a chicken that has stopped laying).

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
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Fat (g):
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Niacin (B3):
Safe/negligible amount

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.