It’s a well-known fact that poultry products such as meat and eggs have a relatively high protein component. The PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score) of poultry products is equivalent to 1.0 and is usually defined as ‘high quality.’
The protein content of most meats, including poultry, ranges between 15% and 35% depending on the water and fat content of the product. Cooking also causes an increase in protein concentration. Thus, cooking skinless turkey drumstick or skinless chicken drumstick can provide a 60% protein concentration.
Meat also represents an excellent source of a wide majority of vitamins and is an ideal dietary source of Vitamin B12. The amount of B-group vitamins (eg. B3, B5, B6) in poultry are very similar to those of other meats and don’t significantly diminish during cooking.
Poultry is definitely nutrient-rich and a game-changer when it comes to the protein and micronutrient quotient of its products. To use it or not is a personal choice, but be rest assured that life is better through poultry protein.
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