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FNRI Says Native Chicken Better Than Commercial

by 5m Editor
13 November 2007, at 6:46am

PHILIPPINES - A recent study done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) showed that native chicken, locally known as Darag, is more nutritious than commercial broilers.

Results of the study showed that Darag chicken meat contains less fat, high in protein, rich in potassium and has more unsaturated fatty acids.

While fats have a bad reputation among the general public, unsaturated fats are in fact essential to bodily health, providing protection for vulnerable parts of the body, maintaining warmth in the system, disseminating vitamins A, D, E, and K, helping to keep the hair and skin healthy, and acting as storehouses of energy. Research showed that daily dosage of unsaturated fat can be highly beneficial.

Common unsaturated fats are derived from oily fish such as herring, tuna, sardines, and salmon as well as from vegetable oils and nuts.

Source: Philstar.com

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