Are chicken nuggets made from pink slime?
Sorry to break it to the fast-food skeptics: McNuggets aren’t made from pink slime.
The rosy-hued mystery meat is actually made from processed lean beef trimmings, which are sometimes used as fillers to bulk up meat products..
What is pink slime made of?
“Pink slime” refers to processed lean beef trimmings, and is a cheap filler used to “beef up” many meat products. It is made by salvaging the meat that gets trimmed off cuts of beef along with fat.
Why is pink slime bad?
And pink slime is undeniably low-grade meat, containing more indigestible protein from sinew than normal cuts of beef. But it’s hard to argue that pink slime is significantly less healthy or even more disgusting than the hamburger it supplements, which can contain meat from cow heads and esophagi.
Where did the pink slime picture come from?
As the blog Fooducate explains, an invention in the 1960s found that meat processors could get the last few scraps of chicken off the bird by scraping the bones of the meat. The method is called AMR, or Advanced Meat Recovery. And the above photo showing a pink and creamy paste is the result.
Does Mcdonalds use pink slime?
Like many in the industry, McDonald’s has discontinued the use of “pink slime” (lean beef trimmings treated with ammonia) in its burgers, but questions about its use have persisted.
Does McDonald’s use fake chicken?
McDonald’s maintains that only breast meat is used in their nuggets. The meat is then shredded before being mixed in with seasoning and chicken skin.