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The White Stripe On Chicken Breast Will Make You Want To Stop Eating Chicken

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One of the most consumed types of meat in the world, chicken is a source of lean protein and it is heavily present in diets. Plus, it contains nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. But have you noticed that chicken breast usually comes with one or a few white stripes?

White Stripes

A study done by the University of Oxford concluded that the white strip on chicken breast indicates a muscle disorder caused by the use of hormones in poultry. This severely increases the amount of fat and decreases the amount of protein. So the more stripes present on the chicken breast, the higher the amount of fat will be. That indicates that chickens were forced to develop more quickly.

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Another research done in 2013 concluded something similar. The content of fat increased and muscle decreased based on the number of white stripes.

Is it bad for health?

People usually remove the stripes for fear of it being harmful to health, but according to Oxford Academic, the stripes do not pose any health risks. However, it is important to pay attention to that as it could say a lot about what we are consuming.


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