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Health Benefits of Chicken Hearts

Chicken hearts, a very good source of protein with a mild chicken flavor, full of vitamins and minerals. Particularly, the B group vitamins (especially B12), riboflavin, zinc, selenium and iron. Chicken hearts also provide folate, magnesium, manganese and are a good source of zinc, selenium and iron, which help build muscles. They provide 1 to 4 percent of the daily value of copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Also, an excellent source of  CoQ10 – a very important nutrient responsible for proper cell and cardiac function.

While heart is a vital organ, it is in actuality made up primarily of muscle with a small amount of fat and connective tissue. Aside from energy, vitamins and minerals, the heart also contains amino acids, specifically large amounts of taurine which is necessary for healthy heart and eyes. Generally, the amount of taurine in chicken meat depends on how much work the muscle does, the heart, being the hardest-working muscle in the body, contains the highest amounts of taurine.