The advantage of cooking meals at home is that you can control what ingredients are included in the dish. While roasted chicken is generally healthy, there are some store brands that actually contain the sodium in poultry. Consumer Reports' nutrition experts recently evaluated the nutritional information and ingredients of 16 roast chickens found in seven well-known supermarkets. They discovered that Mark Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken, a member of Sam's Club, was one of the saltiest options of all stores.
With 550 milligrams of sodium per 3-ounce serving, experts point out that this bird contains approximately nine times more sodium than a salt-free roast chicken. SAN ANTONIO — Hot, ready-to-eat, roasted chickens sold in supermarkets are tasty, practical, and affordable. And while chicken is a healthy protein, some store-bought roasters contain a lot of sodium. Consumer Reports evaluated the nutritional information and ingredients of roasted chickens from seven grocery stores and warehouse clubs.
Roasted chickens from BJ's Wholesale Club (Perdue roast chicken), Boston Market, Publix (Deli Original), Safeway (Signature Café Traditional), Stop %26 Shop (Nature's Promise and “honey”), Walmart (traditional) and Wegmans (natural non-organic) have less sodium, between 170 and 368 mg. Consumer Reports evaluated nutritional information and ingredients of the basic roasted chickens from seven supermarkets and warehouse clubs. In addition to being raised without antibiotics, organic chickens ate certified organic feed and were raised in living conditions that adapted to their health and natural behaviors, that is, they were not continuously confined to small cages and had access to open air, shade, shelter, open air, cleanliness, water and direct sunlight. According to Food and Drug Administration food labeling regulations, hot roasted chickens don't need to have this information on the package, but stores with 20 or more locations should have the information available to consumers.
You're trying to feed your family healthier options, so instead of opting for self-service, go to the grocery store and buy a roast chicken. She says this grocery store pillar is more popular with younger shoppers, but is a great seller among all ages, incomes and regions.