Chicken is used for its meat and eggs. A male chicken is known as a cock or a rooster. A female chicken is called a hen. A young chicken is called a chick. It has a comb on the head and two wattles under the neck. Its life span is about 10 to 15 years. Chicken eggs come in many colors like white, brown, blue or bluish green and pink. Chicken has originated in southeast Asia. Chicken is available throughout the year. It is used in cuisines all over the world.
Go for chicken that has a pink, fleshy-colored hue. Avoid chicken which has unpleasant odour. Select flesh that's firm and springy, indicating that it's most likely fresh.
Chicken contains some amount of saturated fat that can cause problems like obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems.(3)
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