Meat Color

The appearance of raw meat gives no indication of its tenderness and little indication of its flavor. Nevertheless, consumers often use meat color at point of purchase to assure themselves that the meat is not spoiled and will be of good eating quality. This approach raises color to a position far beyond its real value. It is true that color does indicate something about the meat, but only in terms of prior exposure to oxygen or drying conditions; and in extreme instances, it may be a guide to flavor changes. Consumers expect poultry to be white, veal and pork to be a pale pink, lamb and beef to be cherry red. The darkest meat comes from bulls, deer, and horses, even under normal ultimate pH conditions, since these meats have high concentrations of the pigment myoglobin, which gives rise to their dark color.

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Berry Boosters

Acai, Maqui And Many Other Popular Berries That Will Change Your Life And Health. Berries have been demonstrated to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Each month or so it seems fresh research is being brought out and new berries are being exposed and analyzed for their health giving attributes.

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