An old hen refers to a mature female chicken, large and old enough to have laid eggs. Similar to usual whole chicken, they are also tender. Aside from being rich in protein, it also contains vitamins (e.g. B-12) and minerals.
To be kept frozen or refridgerated.
Can be steamed, baked, roasted, etc
What is the difference between whole chicken and an old hen?
In terms of taste, some would argue that hens are less flavourful, but it may be hard to tell the difference. The main difference between the two of them is that a hen is a female chicken which has matured. Whole chicken can apply to both male and female chickens, and they could be of any age.
What are the benefits of eating an old hen?
Similar to a normal whole chicken, eating old hen helps to build stronger muscles and bones as it is packed with protein. Old hen also contains zinc which aids with our body’s immune system, blood clotting, wound healing, and more. Its vitamin B-12 is excellent for keeping healthy nerve and blood cells.