What a chicken nugget looks like under the microscope

Have you ever wondered what the chicken nugget is made of?

According to researchers from the University of Mississippi, it's far from healthy, lean white meat, reports Gizmodo.

Taking two different chicken nugget samples from two different national fast food chain restaurants, Richard D. deShazo, MD, and his colleague Steven Bigler, MD, put them under the scope and found that the chicken nuggets were 56 per cent fat, 25 per cent carbohydrates, and 19 per cent protein and 58 per cent fat, 24 per cent carbs, and 18 per cent protein, respectively.

The microscope also revealed that the nuggets contained blood vessels, nerves, skeletal muscle and the skin of visceral organs.

Speaking to The Atlantic, deShazo described the institutional reduction of the chicken into a nugget as taking "a very healthy product-lean, white meat-and processed it, goo-ed it up with fat, sugar, and salt [in the breading]".

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