Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Funny, Yet Effective Awareness Campaign

Have you ever heard of Chicken Plumping? I hadn't heard the term, although I had heard of the practice. I think you oughta know about it... so go to SayNoToPlumping.com... watch the short video on the front page, then click the "Health" tab and watch another part of the video. I got a chuckle from it... and it made a very good point.

What is PLUMPING?

"The practice of injecting saltwater, chicken stock, seaweed extract or some combination thereof into chicken to increase its weight and price, meaning that when you buy a package of chicken you can be spending 15% more on SALT WATER. More importantly, a plumped chicken has up to 700% more sodium than a chicken that hasn't been plumped. The result: hundreds of thousands of consumers are ponying up extra cash (about $1.50 per package of chicken) to unwittingly feed themselves and their families a dangerously unhealthy amount of salt."

How much SODIUM?

"One serving - just 4 oz - of plumped chicken has the same amount of sodium as a large order of french fries. That's 700% more than natural chicken."

What should you do?

Read the labels. Don't purchase chicken that says something like "contains up to 15% saltwater." Or, read the ingredient label to make sure it doesn't contain added salt of any kind. Buy real chicken and salt it to taste at home.

For your health,

1 comment:

TeresaR said...

Wow...I never knew they did that to chicken!

I'm just glad we grow and process our own chickens: we know exactly what went into them. :)