Whole Grains Come To Chicken Nuggets

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Parents will be happy to hear they have a healthier chicken nugget option available for their kids from Perdue Farms Inc., Salisbury, Md. The company's latest line of frozen chicken is made with whole grain breading and includes three varieties: Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets, Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Strips and Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders. All provide consumers with a convenient meal or snack option that is both nutritious and delicious.

The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend that all Americans make half or more of their grains whole grains. Each Whole Grain Perdue product features the Whole Grains Council's stamp, indicating that each serving provides at least one half-serving (8g) of whole grains. As with all Perdue frozen products, the whole grain line is made with only white meat chicken, is an excellent source of protein and contains no preservatives or fillers.

They apparently taste great too – in consumer taste tests, consumers loved the appearance, aroma and taste of Perdue Whole Grain. Additionally, the products provide 4g of daily fiber per serving and are a good source of vitamin B1, B6 and niacin.

Perdue Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets and Tenders are also "child nutrition" labeled, clearly identifying the contribution of these products toward fulfilling the USDA's daily child nutrition meal pattern requirement.

Suggested retail price is $6.99 for the Nuggets and Tenders (29-oz. bag) and $9.49 for the Breast Strips (25-oz. bag).

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