Red Meat Nutrition Facts

Red Meat

Red meat contains heme iron, which is easily absorbed by the body. Red meat also contains vitamin B12, which aids in the formation of DNA and maintains the health of neurons and red blood cells, and zinc, which helps the immune system function properly. Red meat is high in protein, which aids in the development of bones and muscles.

In gastronomy, red meat is often crimson when raw and dark when cooked instead of white meat, pale before and after cooking. Only meat from mammals or fowl (not fish) is classed as red or white in culinary terms.

How To Tell If Red Meat Is Bad?

red meat

Many consumers are puzzled about telling if red meat has gone wrong. There are visual signs to look for that can alert you that the meat has gone wrong. If you suspect that your steak has gone wrong, call the USDA hotline and ask the experts for their advice. The hotline is also an excellent place to get more information about food safety. The USDA also offers a consumer’s guide to identifying whether their meat is safe.

A greyish-brown colour on the surface of red meat may signal rotting.