Americans love their chicken. In the US, chicken consumption is nearly 100 pounds per capita which is why we raise and slaughter more than 9 billion birds a year. That’s a lot of chicken.
Although many people consider chicken a “healthy meat,” because chicken has less cholesterol than steaks and burgers, chicken actually has about 20-25 mg of cholesterol per ounce of white meat and about 35-40 mg of cholesterol per ounce of dark meat. Given that most chicken servings are 5-6 ounces per serving, people eating a portion of chicken can expect to add 100 – 240 mg of cholesterol per serving (note: Our bodies produce all the cholesterol we need. Food from plants – fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, etc. don’t have cholesterol). Read more