Soy-Free Pasture Raised Chicken
NOT ALL CHICKEN IS CREATED EQUAL
How you care for, raise and feed a bird directly affects the quality, flavor and nutrition of the chicken and the food made with it. We raise Heritage Breed Chickens and all of our chickens are air-chilled and processed without chemicals. Learn more about about what makes chicken from Forgotten Flavors different.
HOW DOES THE PASTURE-RAISED CHICKEN PROGRAM WORK?
All inventories for our Pasture-Raised Chicken Products have been set for the season. Reserve your chicken in advance now by making a non-refundable down payment. The remaining balance will be due upon pick-up, the week before Labor Day.
WHAT's THE DIFFERENCE?
Compared to barn-raised chicken (free-range, organic, etc), truly pasture-raised poultry has been shown to have:
- 2x the omega-3 fatty acids
- 50% more vitamin A
- 4x more vitamin E
- 34x more vitamin D3
- 51% less Saturated Fat
- 3:1 (Omega 6:3 ratio)—80% lower than USDA Standard Reference of 15:1
Research indicates that consuming a diet with a high omega 6:3 ratio promotes inflammation and many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases . The omega 6:3 ratio in the modern Western diet may be as high as 25:1 and optimal recommendations are typically stated at less than 5:1 .
**Values compared to the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.**
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- USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 26). Full Report (All Nutrients): 0507, Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat and skin, raw. http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/850.