Better-for-you Breaded Chicken
In keeping with the USDA Dietary Guidelines recommendation that all Americans make half or more of their grains whole grains, the latest line of frozen chicken from Salisbury, Md.-based Perdue Farms, Inc. features whole grain breading. Consisting of Chicken Breast Nuggets, Chicken Breast Strips and Chicken Breast Tenders, the product line bears the Whole Grains Council’s Stamp indicating that each serving provides at least one half-serving (8 grams) of whole grains. Additionally, the all-white-meat, fully cooked products provide 4 grams of daily fiber per serving, contain no preservatives or fillers, and are a good source of vitamin B1, B6 and niacin, as well as an excellent source of protein. Further, the nuggets and tenders are “child nutrition” labeled, clearly identifying the contribution of these items toward fulfilling the USDA’s daily child nutrition meal pattern requirement. The suggested retail prices are $6.99 for a 20-ounce bag of nuggets or a 29-ounce bag of tenders, and $9.49 for a 25-ouncebage of strips. For more information, visit www.perdue.com.