General Information
NameChicken (Cock, Hen, Rooster)
Scientific NameGallus gallus
DescriptionThe chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs.
Primary IDFOOD00329
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Classification
GroupAnimal foods
Sub-GroupPoultry
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS ID176086
Wikipedia IDChicken
Composition
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Nutrients
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.
— Saxholt, E., et al. 'Danish food composition databank, revision 7.' Department of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (2008).