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Are these chicken livers worth eating?

Answered on August 11, 2014
Created August 09, 2014 at 9:59 PM

I'm only able to get my hands on Tyson's "All Natural" (whatever that means) chicken livers, both due to price and simple availability. Are chicken livers (regardless of their quality) any better or worse than other types of animal livers? Are these assuredly non-organic, grain fed chicken livers still worthwhile to eat? Do they still have any of the health benefits of higher quality livers? (I simply saut?? them in Kerrygold butter, if this makes any difference.)

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on August 11, 2014
at 08:00 PM

There is currently no FDA definition for the term "All Natural". It is a BS marketing ploy of the food industry.

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on August 11, 2014
at 12:55 AM

It means they were fed GMO corn, GMO soy, and regular wheat in their feed. Not ideal, but better than no livers. Try to get pastured if you can. If not, it's better than nothing.

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on August 10, 2014
at 06:58 AM

I asked a similar question a few weeks ago and got very mixed reviews.

I'd keep in mind that, even if they're not grass fed, Tyson chicken livers are more nutrient-dense than Tyson chicken breasts, and WAY healthier than a SAD diet dinner. It's hard to avoid ALL toxin-containing foods, given where and when we are living. Do your best, enjoy your chicken livers, and think about adding a detoxing tea like milk thistle if you're worried.

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on August 10, 2014
at 02:03 AM

Chicken livers are perfect for pate and they actually don't have much PUFA. It should ideally come from pastured chickens, however. I've heard that animal livers don't contain many toxins associated with factory farming but I don't know.

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