Date Posted: 09/27/22

NCP Blog: Chicken is an eggs-cellent choice

Many people know about the value of protein, but chicken has other nutritional benefits! Did you know that getting enough protein can help you manage blood sugar? Chicken also provides other vital nutrients like potassium, vitamin D, iron and calcium.


Chicken is a great choice for healthy diets because it’s a source of high-quality protein. In fact, the National Chicken Council reports that it contains all nine essential amino acids that people need in their diet. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. It’s also a low-calorie, low-sodium, and low-fat source of protein.

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Americans will eat an average of 96.8 pounds of chicken per person this year, according to the USDA. That’s a lot of chicken! It’s nearly twice the consumption of beef and pork.


The National Chicken Council’s research shows that Americans are eating it more often. In fact, 88% of consumers eat chicken more than once a week. It’s a top protein choice for half of all consumers, and 85% report they’ll eat the same amount or more during the next 6-12 months.


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