Salt Water Soaked Chicken isn't Natural at All
March 18, 2010
Chicken, salt, and water all are natural, but when you combine the three what you get is chicken that is anything but "all natural."
The practice of pumping up poultry with salt water is basically a hidden tax of up to 15 percent that extracts about $2 billion from American consumers each year. This isn’t about "enhancing" chicken, it's about enhancing profits.
If you think you’re buying 7.5 pounds of chicken, and 15 percent is water weight, then you're really getting less than six and a half pounds of chicken and more than one pound of added water.
One of the practices that has made the food supply so dangerously high in sodium is the adulteration of chicken with a salty broth.