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The next time you want to skip out on cooking your children dinner and settle for fast food. Pass on this menu item and remember this article! I recently asked my 5-year-old son, which was his favorite part of the chicken (breast, wing, leg etc…) and he replied with NUGGETS! I then asked him, what part is the nuggets from and he said confidently “The Chicken”! Clearly the marketing ploys geared towards children are working!!!!!

Researchers found that less than half of what made up a chicken nugget was actually chicken meat.

NEW YORK — Stand-up comedians have long joked that some things, like the actual components of chicken nuggets, are better left mysterious.

Recently, Mississippi researchers found out why: two nuggets they examined consisted of 50 percent or less chicken muscle tissue, the breast or thigh meat that comes to mind when a customer thinks of “chicken.”

The nuggets came from two national fast food chains in Jackson. The three researchers selected one nugget from each box, preserved, dissected and stained the nuggets, then looked at them under a microscope.

The first nugget was about half muscle, with the rest a mix of fat, blood vessels and nerves. Close inspection revealed cells that line the skin and internal organs of the bird, the authors write in the American Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

After reading the full article, How do you now feel about eating fast food chicken nuggets?

Would you have been better off not knowing the contents of the chicken nugget?