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Chicken

Also Known As : Murgi
Technical Name : Gallus gallus domesticus

Non-vegetarian

Taste Profile

Chicken is mild in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Chicken can be baked or poached and used in salads, sandwiches or shredded and put into soups.
  2. Chicken mince can also be utilised for rissoles, burgers, meatballs.
  3. Fresh, raw chicken keeps well upto two days in the coldest part of the refrigerator.
  4. Chicken can be made into sausages, skewered, put in salads, breaded and deep-fried, or used in various curries.
  5. Chicken can be prepared in a variety of ways, like baking, grilling, frying, and boiling, among many others.

Common names and forms

  1. Chicken Breast
  2. Chicken Chunks
  3. Chicken leg
  4. Chicken Mince
  5. Chicken Pieces
  6. Chicken wing
  7. Chopped Chicken piece

Description

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.

Health benefits

  • Chicken contains phosphorus that supports strong teeth and bones, as well as central nervous system function.(1)
  • Vitamin B6 in chicken boosts metabolism. (1)
  • Chicken contain minerals like magnesium which helps to maintain cardiovascular health.(2)
  • It has a high content of riboflavin that promote the repair of damaged cells and tissues effectively.(2)
  • Chicken also contain retinol, lycopene, alpha, and beta-carotene which protect the eyes from weak vision.(2)
  • The iron present in chicken helps to treat Anemia.(2)
  • Chicken also have a high content of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K.(2)

Selection Guide

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.

Note

Chicken contains some amount of saturated fat that can cause problems like obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems.(3)

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