Is white or dark meat better for you?
Someone answered that dark meat chicken is not as good as white because it is higher in fat. Animal fat is a crucial staple of the diet and should not be dismissed because American social beliefs have been manipulated to lean towards "low-fat." I recommend chapters one through three in the book "Good Calorie, Bad Calorie" which cites multiple scientific and empirical studies over the past hundred years (often attempting to validate the benefits of low fat/low cholesterol) which disprove the hypothesis that fatty foods impact cholesterol, heart disease, and mortality rates. The hypothesis that lower fat white meat is better is disproved by hundreds of double blind clinical tests. Remember that one must seek to disprove, not confirm a guess about a subject.
Yes, white chocolate is the worst for you. Dark chocolate is the most healthy. Just like brown bread is better for you than white bread, brown rice is better than white rice. Fact Check! Dark meat is not better than lighter colored meat. As in chicken is much better than steak or pork. Fact check brought to you by: ilovecatz1234 PS: 'brown bread' is called wheat or whole grain.
The difference between white and dark meat in a chicken or turkey is that the dark meat muscles move more rapidly (running) and the white meat muscles move more slowly. The dark meat has more myoglobin so the muscles can allow the chicken or turkey to run further and longer. The white meat has less because they only need a small amount of myoglobin for short bursts of energy.
White chicken meat (breast) is leaner, has more protein and less fat content than dark chicken meat. In essence it is a more healthful choice, although red chicken meat does have more iron. Still, the real question being asked here is about market pricing, which always comes back to supply and demand. Is the greater demand for white meat due to its being more healthful? This is undoubtedly a factor, but the average consumer is…
A chicken has both white and dark meat. White meat is found on the breast and is the tenderest part of the bird while dark meat is found on the legs which is slighty tougher. A chicken's legs are in constant use and are made up of red muscle fibre. Red muscle fibre, which looks dark when cooked, has a high myoglobin content. Myoglobin allows the fibre to use oxygen more efficiently and keep up…
The answer to this question is a matter of opinion. Some people like the taste of turkey, and some people do not. Personally, I think turkey is very good, and my favorite is dark meat. It's more moist than the white meat of the turkey. But that, too, is a matter of personal opinion and you may like the white meat better.