I've been eating a ton of these Nature's Rancher Grilled Chicken Breasts. The ingredients are: Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat, chicken broth... and 2% or less of the following: native rice starch, salt, cane sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, spice, ground celery seed, and paprika.
Protein: 38 grams Carbs: 4 grams Fat: 4 grams
I was wondering where people would rank this on a paleo scale. Let's say 1 is a piece of white bread, and 10 is a grass-fed meat. How paleo is this?
I was thinking somewhere in the 8 - 9 range. I mean, it's meat - but it's a little processed. And it has some sugar and rice starch, but it's very little. What's your opinion?
EDIT: I looked into it a bit, and it seems that there is no gluten or MSG in the chicken. There many be some Autolysed Yeast, however, which is naturally occurring but similar to MSG... So, how do you rank it? (Even if you avoid it completely, play along and give it a number. I think it will be interesting to see how people perceive the paleo pros and cons of food like this).
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on July 14, 2011
at 04:03 AM
A quick Google search shows that Nature's Rancher is sold exclusively at Whole Foods. Whatever you may think of WF prices or the fact that they sell unhealthy stuff like desserts, I am sure that this product does not contain meat glue or gluten. I would say about 8 Paleo.
on July 13, 2011
at 09:55 PM
I'd have to take a look at the actual meat to see if its been 'glued' together as they sometimes do with off bits and pieces.
I personally judge meat from one extreme to the other, so I would like give it a 1 thinking its been processed in some way and I'd rather buy a real chicken with bones in it!!
on July 13, 2011
at 09:03 PM
I'm wary of any ingredients list that includes "spice" among other identified individual spices. I assume it's an MSG clone and avoid it completely.