Chicken feet may be unpopular, but it is one of the most delicious foods in many Asian countries such as the Philippines, China, Korea, and Vietnam.
There are also recipes on cooked chicken feet in other parts of the world such as Trinidad, Jamaica, other places in South America, and South Africa.
Eating chicken feet is good and okay for the skin. Chicken feet have collagen based on a study by the Department of Animal Science of National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan. Collagen is a well-known ingredient for having beautiful skin.
Chicken feet are also a good alternative for collagen. The most common source of collagen is marine fish, pork, and bovine, but, it is very expensive.
Chicken feet are not only rich in collagen but are also a good source of chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. Chondroitin sulfate is good for osteoarthritis so it can be helpful for people who have problems with their joints while hyaluronic acid can help prevent the effects of aging.
Here are some benefits you can get with collagen:
* Healthier and younger skin.
* It is rich in protein and calcium, without any
* It improves blood supply by boosting blood flow.
* Helps the body metabolize fat so it is good if you want to lose weight.
* It slows down the effect of arthritis.
* Reduces inflammation and pain.
Other collagen or collagen supplements are really expensive but why do you have to spend much if you have a low price alternative for it.
To get the benefits of collagen in chicken feet, you can use it in broths, soups, and any kind of cooking.
The chicken feet have tendons, skin, and bones, but it has no muscles. It also contains collagen, calcium, cartilage, protein, and trace minerals. It also helps to have good joint movement to minimize joint pain and arthritis.
Using chicken feet in your broth can immediately help your joint’s healthy instead of buying supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin.
Here’s how to cook chicken feet:
1. Wash chicken feet thoroughly.
2. Rub it with salt to remove dirt and foul smell.
3. Then, rinse chicken feet with boiling water for three minutes.
4. Let it cool before you remove the yellow membranes on the feet.
5. Remove the ends of the nails with a knife or scissors.
For Chinese dimsum chicken feet recipe, the foot is marinated in soy sauce, black beans, and other spices. The best part here is to squeeze the bones and enjoy the sauce or juice. It is really delicious if it is cooked and marinated properly. Remove the small bones from your mouth and continue with the other chicken feet.
For the Mexican chicken feet recipe, it is first put with breading and then cooked, this soft outer skin is eaten, but the rest of the foot is leftover and eaten.
If chicken feet are used for soup, you can eat all of them except for the bone.
If it’s roasted, like in Filipino foods or “adidas,” you can bite the skin and eat it like a drumstick.
You can easily find and buy chicken feet if you live in Asia or another country where chicken feet are a great food.
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