As the glorious novelist and short story writer Edna Ferber said: “Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.”
Known since Ancient times, beef has always been highly appreciated by the novelty. This was not only due to its low fat content, but also for its high amounts of iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. Oh, and of course the vitamins from the B group (mostly B12!).
So, here’s some more information about beef that will give a pretty good understanding of the meat itself!
Did you know that beef is said to be the third most widely spread
meat around the world? In fact, it represents about 25% of meat production on a global scale. The only ones ahead of it are pork with 38% and bird meat with 30% popularity.
In terms of health properties
, there’s a lot to talk on the topic but we might leave this for another day. What you need to learn today is that 100g beef are thought to contain around 250 calories, 266g proteins, 15g fat, 0g carbs, 318mg potassium and 90mg cholesterol. Seems like a healthy meal, doesn’t it!?
So, how to recognize the good, high quality
meat? Specialists say that beef usually has an intense red color and marble-like fat that has an ivory shade. This type of meat also gets its colors from the maturing processes. Of course, there are other facts like age, the amount of fat as well as the texture that play an important role as well. For example, if you notice that the product has a greyish and kind of ‘tired’ look, you have to be careful. What’s more, in case there’s too much meat juice in the package, this might be a sign that the product is going bad.
By the way, let’s get back to the aging processes
! So, people have been using those for a long time for all kinds of red meats and today it’s almost obligatory
. Maturing itself gives time for the enzymes in the meat to process the connective tissue and some of the muscles. This can result in an explosion of rich and delicate tastes.
You might be wondering about the cost as well, right? As you know “every action has its pleasures and its price”.
Being so specific to produce, high-quality beef is definitely much more expensive than usual. But, believe me, it’s definitely worth it! In this pricy category you will have the chance to enjoy some of the most flavorful and lean products you’ve ever tasted.
Last but not least, here’s some info for those of you who would like to give it a try in the kitchen! It turns out that beef is quite beneficial to spice
. For example, bay leaves are universal in general and they tend to fit into a beef meal very nicely. What’s more, herbs like cumin, red and black pepper, oregano, thyme, rosemary, allspice, tarragon and sage are also appropriate. However, spices such as mint or savory do not suit very well to beef, so you better avoid them!
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