“Enhanced” Chicken

What does it mean when the label on fresh chicken says it’s been “enhanced by 15% solution”? It’s not as nice as it sounds, says embee. It means that the meat has been injected with a brine and chemical solution, boosting the weight by 15 percent in this case. It’s usually done with extremely lean, poor-quality meat that would be dry and tasteless on its own. “The funny thing is that comparably processed hams must be labeled ‘imitation ham’ in many places,” says embee. uptown jimmy notes that “enhanced” chicken often presents the consumer with the revolting sight of little skin sacks full of brine hanging off the end of the raw chicken joints. It’s the best thing since pork saliva glands.

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