This is old news to most here:
'Restructured meats' is a term coined primarily to identify processed meat
products intended to simulate whole muscle products.
The best example of this is the 'roast beef' sandwich you would buy at
Arby's or Hardees. This meat is made from a chopped beef emulsified and
formed into a log shape to simulate a whole muscle cut of beef. It's
roasted, and it's beef, but it's not the whole round or sirloin you would
cook at home.
Other chunked and formed, or flaked and formed, meats aboud. The 'chicken
nuggets' sold at fast food chains are made from extruded ground meats, not
from pieces of whole muscle.
In these types of products, the less expensive ground trimmings replace
the 'structure' or 'form' of more expensive whole muscle products. Oh. This sounds so yummy.
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