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What Those Mysterious White Stripes On Chicken Are

– And What it Means for Cooking

Ever wonder what those mysterious white stripes on your chicken were? They’re turning up now more than ever before. While they don’t harm human health, scientific studies indicate they can affect the quality of your meat.

The real mystery is that no one knows what’s causing it. The National Chicken Council has funded over $250,000 in research to find the cause of white stripes and another recent abnormality called woody breast. Following is a transcript of the video.

What are those mysterious white stripes on chicken? Some chicken looks and tastes different than it used to. The proof? White stripes of fat and hardened muscle in the breast meat. The consequence? Reduced quality of raw, cooked, and marinated meat.

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