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Sack the Sodium – Stop Pumping the Chickens

Did you know that some chicken companies pump saltwater into the chickens and still label it “all natural?” I didn’t either!

Chicken has about 70 mg naturally occurring sodium. Chicken filled with sodium or saltwater may contain as much as 440 mg sodium per 4 oz serving. Now, that’s quite a difference for those of us who are carefully avoiding overconsumption of this otherwise vital mineral. Sanderson Farms Inc. launched a program called “Sack the Sodium,” an education program aimed at alerting consumers to this practice by teaching them to read the fine print on the label. Look for ‘enhanced,’ ‘marinated,’ or even ‘injected’ to let you know your chicken has been pumped with sodium!

For more info: www.sackthesodium.com.

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