Chicken fat

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Chicken fat

Chicken fat is fat obtained (usually as a by-product) from chicken rendering and processing. Of the many animal-sourced substances, chicken fat is noted for being high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Linoleic acid levels are between 17.9% and 22.8%.[1] It is a common flavoring, additive or main component of chicken soup. It is often used in pet foods, and has been used in the production of biodiesel.[2] One method of converting chicken fat into biodiesel is through a process called supercritical methanol treatment.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Schmaltz, rendered fat that may be made from chicken fat


  1. ^ The chemical composition of depot fats in chickens and turkeys. M. K. Nutter, E. E. Lockhart and R. S. Harris. 1943. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 20:11, pp. 231-234.
  2. ^ "Making Cars Carnivores: Tyson Venture Turns Animal Fat Into Diesel". February 17, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
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