Organic chicken is raised according to strict organic standards, which prioritise animal welfare and environmentally friendly practices. They are fed with organic feed, free from pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, and GMOs. Additionally, organic chickens are raised without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or other growth-promoting substances.
While both organic and non-organic chicken are good sources of protein, certified organic chicken does have some health benefits. It tends to have lower levels of harmful bacteria, a no risk of antibiotics, and higher levels of beneficial nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, due to their natural and varied diet.
Organic chickens are raised in a more humane and natural environment. They have access to the outdoors, fresh air, and sunlight, as well as adequate space to roam and engage in natural behaviours. These conditions contribute to healthier, happier chickens and a higher-quality end product.
Many people believe that organic chicken has a superior taste compared to conventionally raised chicken. This is often attributed to their organic diet and more natural living conditions, which can result in a more flavourful, tender, and juicy meat.
Organic chicken is typically more expensive than conventional chicken due to the higher costs associated with organic farming practices, feed, and certification. Conventical chicken is pumped with hormones to help speed up the growth process, and the chickens are normally contained and not allowed to roam. However, many consumers believe that the benefits of organic chicken, such as improved taste and health advantages, as well as the ethical treatment of the animal, justify the higher price.
Australian Organic Meat Co.'s certified organic free-range chicken is sourced exclusively from Bendele Farm based in Kilkivan QLD. We take great pride in providing a superior quality product that you will not find in your average national chain supermarket. Our team takes steps to ensure that every item we stock is verified as certified organic and we keep close ties with our supplies to ensure our customers get the best product possible.
Yes, you can freeze organic chicken to preserve its freshness. Properly wrapped and stored, it can last up to 12 months in the freezer. All of our products are delivered in a cryvac packet. To maintain the best quality, we recommend using a vacuum sealer or wrapping the chicken tightly in plastic wrap and aluminium foil before freezing if the packet has been opened.
Organic chicken can be cooked using the same methods as conventional chicken, such as roasting, grilling, or frying. However, due to its leaner meat and lack of added water, you may need to adjust cooking times or temperatures slightly to prevent overcooking. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 75° for food safety. For organic chicken recipe ideas, head over to our chicken recipe page for inspiration and ideas for your next meal.
Yes, all of Australian Organic Meat Co.'s certified organic chickens are free-range, meaning they have access to the outdoors, fresh air, and sunlight, with plenty of space to roam and engage in natural behaviours. This promotes healthier and happier chickens and results in a higher quality product for you to enjoy.
Organic chicken farming practices prioritise sustainability and reduce the negative impact on the environment. This includes the use of organic feed, reduced chemical inputs, and better waste management. By choosing organic chicken, you're supporting farming practices that help protect the environment and promote biodiversity.
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