Myth-Conceptions: Bloody Beef

The Myth:
The red liquid that seeps out of cooked beef is blood.

The Truth:
Very little blood remains in muscle after slaughter and what's left is then removed. The liquid is combination of water and a red-colored (because it's rich in oxygen) protein called myoglobin.

Taken from: 2009 Page A Day Calendar (Workman Publishing)

1 comment:

H.Peter said...

Huh! I did not know that.