Thursday, May 07, 2009

Read the Lable

Last week, we picked up a fresh chicken at Cherry Capital Foods, Shirley roasted it up - delicious.
Far too much for the two of us, so it's now in soup.

Full disclosure : I'm an owner of CCF

Anyway - fresh is so much better than packaged.

What's Really in Many 'Healthy' Foods -

"A lot of Americans think they're eating a healthy diet these days. But it's easy to be fooled by our assumptions and the ways that food manufacturers play on them.

Take chicken. The average American eats about 90 pounds of it a year, more than twice as much as in the 1970s, part of the switch to lower-fat, lower-cholesterol meat proteins. But roughly one-third of the fresh chicken sold in the U.S. is 'plumped' with water, salt and sometimes a seaweed extract called carrageenan that helps it retain the added water. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says chicken processed this way can still be labeled 'all natural' or '100% natural' because those are all natural ingredients, even though they aren't naturally found in chicken."


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