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Proper handling of chicken in the kitchen

Chicken meat is part of a healthy diet. Provides nutrients necessary for growth, development and functioning of our body. To make a proper management of it is important to know what aspects to consider during your purchase, storage and cooking.

 

How to choose the chicken?

  • The skin should find wet, intact and brown, green or purple spots.
  • Its color may be white or yellow, and always uniform, without presenting stained areas.
  • The tips of the wings should not be obscured, or presented sticky.
  • Do not have traces of feathers or dark or dry areas.
  • The chicken should always bagging, is the guarantee of origin and container product must report contains information faenador establishment, expiration date and storage conditions.
  • The bag should not to find broken or open.
  • The smell must be pleasant, cool, free from foreign odors.
  • It is advisable to choose at the end of the purchase and refrigerate (if fresh chicken) or freeze (in the case of frozen chicken) immediately to reduce the exposure time at room temperature.

Conservation in the refrigerator:

  • Refrigerate fresh chicken inside your bag respecting the due date indicated by the manufacturer on the package.
  • To prevent leaks and spills, or chicken make contact with other foods is desirable to accommodate the piece into a container.
  • Store in cold chain within the due date.
  • If you want to keep cooked, refrigerated and preferably recommended to consume within 24 hours.

Conservation in freezer

  • Store in the freezer frozen chicken inside your bag, respecting the due date indicated by the manufacturer on the package. In case you removed the chicken from its original container, you can wrap individually with plastic wrap or place in freezer bag.
  • Store at a temperature no higher than - 15 ° C.
  • To defrost the chicken, it is recommended within the refrigerator. In the case of dams or small parts, they can be thawed in the microwave.
  • After its complete thawing, cooking should be immediate.
REMEMBER! Remove the bag of giblets that is within the chicken before cooking and cook the chicken until fully cooked. If you want to keep cooked, refrigerated and preferably recommended to consume within 24 hours.

Nutritional Information

How many calories contributes a portion of chicken? How much fat do you have?

These and more are the questions we ask when eating a food. In the next pictures you. You find nutrients found in chicken meat and in what proportion covers a portion with the nutritional recommendations for a healthy diet.

Comparison of nutrients from chicken meat and nutritional recommendations:

 

A portion of 150 g skinless chicken

% Recommended Daily Value (*)

Energy

173 calories

9

Proteins

30.5 g

49

Fats

5.7 g

11

Sodium

135 mg

7

Potassium

346 mg

7

Phosphorus

232 mg

33

Iron

2.8 mg

35 (for Men) 
15 (for Women)

(*) The Recommended Daily (VDR) is the recommended value of a nutrient to maintain a healthy diet on a diet of 2000 calories (energy diary as an example, the energy requirements may vary according to the needs daily amount of each person.) 
The percentage (%) indicates what proportion covers the portion of chicken with the recommended amount of that nutrient.

For health professionals. More information on this table

Comparison of the amount and type of fat produced by the chicken and nutritional recommendations:

 

Skinless breast

Pata skinless

1 Potion 150 g

% Daily Recommended Value

1 serving of 150g

% Of the daily recommended value

Total fat

1.8 g

4

5.85 g

12

Saturated fat

0.6 g

Three

1.8 g

8

Monounsaturated fats

0.6 g

-

2.1 g

-

Polyunsaturated fats

0.6 g

Three

1.8 g

10

Polyunsaturated fats w6

0.57 g

4

1.62 g

11

W3 polyunsaturated fats

0.06 g

2

0.15 g

5

Cholesterol

67.5 mg

23

102 mg

34


(*) The Recommended Daily (VDR) is the recommended value of a nutrient to maintain a healthy diet on a diet of 2000 calories (energy diary as an example, the energy requirements may vary according to the needs daily amount of each person.) 
The percentage (%) indicates what proportion covers the portion of chicken with the recommended amount of that nutrient.


For health professionals. More information on this table

Chicken meat is a food:

With low calorie and fat content.

With high protein content.

With sodium values ​​and proportionate to the needs of our body potassium.

Source of iron and phosphorus.

Predominantly of unsaturated fats: among them are monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid and polyunsaturated fats mainly linoleic acid (omega 6) and linolenic acid (omega 3).

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