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  • Pork: Where did this cut come from?

    Pork: Where did this cut come from?

    Names for cuts of meat can be confusing. The cut referred to as the leg on pork, veal and lamb, is known as the round when it’s on a cow. So, it’s no wonder that consumers get overwhelmed at the meat counter and stick to cuts they are already familiar with. Pork is sectioned into five major sections – pork shoulder, picnic shoulder, lion, side and leg – and then broken down into smaller cuts available at the meat counter or butcher.

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  • Add Variety to your Diet with Lamb

    Add Variety to your Diet with Lamb

    Americans eat significantly less lamb than they do beef, pork or chicken. They also eat less lamb than the rest of the world. Per capita lamb consumption around the world totals just over 4 pounds annually; however in the U.S., per capita lamb consumption was only 0.88 pounds in 2011.

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  • Facts on Nitrites in Cured Meats

    Facts on Nitrites in Cured Meats

    When people hear about cured meats, they commonly have concerns about a specific ingredient used in them called nitrite. Nitrites have several beneficial uses in cured meats and are a key ingredient to giving cured meats their identity, including their pink color and savory flavor.

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  • Composition of Meat - Water, Carbohydrates, Minerals and Vitamins

    Composition of Meat - Water, Carbohydrates, Minerals and Vitamins

    The most abundant chemical in meat is water followed by protein then fat. Carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins occur on much smaller amounts but nevertheless are very important metabolically and nutritionally.

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  • Misleading claims of “Hormone Free” or “Antibiotic Free”

    Misleading claims of “Hormone Free” or “Antibiotic Free”

    Hormones help animals grow, reproduce, and maintain the body’s daily functions; therefore, any animal product, from meat, to milk or eggs, contains naturally-occurring hormones.

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Video Podcasts and Webinars

  • Grass or grain? Is there a definitively sustainable beef production system?

    03/22/2016

    The webinar examined the science relating to grass-fed and grain-fed beef in terms of sustainable... read more »

  • 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Update

    01/12/2016

    Kris Sollid, Registered Dietitian with the International Food Information Council and Sarah Romo... read more »

  • Meat in the Diet

    08/10/2015

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