Subway chicken is not real chicken?

There have been unconfirmed reports that subway chicken is in fact 50 percent chicken, with the rest being mostly soy.

Food scientists are scratching their heads at the testing methods and interpretation used in this claim which states that;

Subway likely adds to its processed chicken a highly concentrated soy protein with yeast flavouring. This is a common binding and flavouring ingredient and the manufacturer that makes Subway’s chicken provides similar chicken to other restaurants. It’s in fact, artificial soy protein product

A Subway spokesperson said in a statement. “The results from both labs found soy protein below 10 ppm, or less than 1%, in all tested samples. These findings are consistent with the low levels of soy protein that we add with the spices and marinade to help keep the products moist and flavourful.”

Regardless, when you go to a fast food restaurant, expect that there are some extra added ingredients to boost flavour and shelf life. They also tend to have a lot of salt.

Lesson ; Always look for fresh ingredients and ask the store where they source their ingredients. Fast food stores are about making money first and sourcing fresh food second.

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