Nutritional benefits

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Overall, poultry meat quality is affected by the genetics, diet, age at slaughter, exercise, soil microbial activity, how much pasture grass they ingest, and how well-adapted they are to living outdoors.

One study in Poland examined moisture, protein and fat content found that slower growing chickens raised with access to pasture grass:

  • Had higher protein content and a lower fat content of breast meat.
  • The meat was richer in colour and had a better water-holding capacity.​

Another study from the US by the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association found that, in addition to similar findings above, the pasture-raised chickens were higher in vitamins D3 and E.

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