This Pink Goop is what your Chicken Nuggets are made of

Monday, October 04, 2010

Mechanically Separated Chicken aka Chicken Nuggets!

One of my favorite non-food blogs, Early Onset of Night, posted this picture the other day explaining that this is mechanically separated chicken. This is the stuff that chicken nuggets, chicken patties, and processed frozen chicken is made from. The author Michael Kindt, writes:
Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

Delicious? I always wondered what part of the chicken nuggets were made from. Now I know.

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