Thursday, January 6, 2011
Not your grandma's chicken
I have had a gaggle of emails in the last couple days about the big chicken deal coming to the valley. You get the chicken for about $1.49 per pound. Great deal. Well, great deal if you want fatty,non organic, garbage meat. Sure, it may be a tid bit better than the grocery store cheap varieties but not by much.
A little chicken education: First off, you don't want corn fed. They advertise this like it is some great thing to "corn feed" the meat you buy. However, the reason they feed animals corn is to fatten them up. By doing this, chicken meat ends up being about as fatty as a burger. Also, corn is one of the most genetically modified crop and who knows what that does to your body. You don't want that in your meat. It creates disease in animals as it is not processed well by their body.
Second, you want your chicken free range. Why? Well, they need exercise and they need sun. In days of yor, your grandma's age, chicken's were outside. They had loads of omega's since they ate grass and had sun. Now, they are in pens, indoors, grain fed and no walking space. They are basically void of nutrients, not to mention diseased.
Now, you still want that chicken for $1.49? That is a pretty steep price for garbage in my opinion.
Want to learn a little more? Take a minute to watch a quick little chicken video.
Be educated. It will save your life.
Posted by Shari Goodman at 7:40 PM