Study Reveals ‘Autopsy’ of Chicken Nugget

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They are a common dinner item for kids and a very popular order at fast food restaurants. But what is inside those tasty chicken nuggets?

According to CBS News, scientists took a closer look at the nugget and discovered it’s not full of what we consider meat.

“The Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets Reads ‘Chicken Little,'” a study published by the American Journal of Medicine, says about half of the food item is considered meat.

Scientists studied one chicken nugget from a Mississippi fast food chain under a microscope and found that 50 percent of the item was chicken meat. The other 50 percent was fat, blood vessels and nerves.

In the second study, the nugget was 40 percent muscle, the rest was fat, cartilage and bone.

Researchers are not saying what chains the chicken came from.

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