Meat
What to think about <ul><li>Wholesomeness  (how healthy is it) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality  (how good is it; age; what part)...
Also think about …  <ul><li>How much can you store in your freezer? </li></ul><ul><li>How much can you use within a couple...
Wholesomeness <ul><li>All meat is inspected for wholesomeness by law </li></ul><ul><li>Big pieces of meat are stamped </li...
Safety Labels <ul><li>The meat is usually marked with a label on how to be safe  </li></ul><ul><li>It will tell you how to...
Safety Label
Nutritive Value <ul><li>Meat can have  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Niacin </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Nutritive Value  <ul><li>Use the  Nutrition Facts  label to find out how healthy the meat is.  </li></ul><ul><li>All proce...
Nutrition Labels
How to choose healthy <ul><li>Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Buy lean cuts of m...
Quality <ul><li>This describes the tenderness, juiciness, and flavor of the meat </li></ul><ul><li>The meat will have a gr...
Quality
Quality <ul><li>There are 8 grades of meat </li></ul><ul><li>They are USDA Prime, Choice, Select, Standard, Commercial, Ut...
The grades <ul><li>USDA Prime, Select, and Choice come from younger beef </li></ul><ul><li>The highest grade is Prime </li...
Storing Meat <ul><li>Suggested Storage Times for Raw Meat </li></ul>1-2 days 1-2 months Pork, sausage 1-2 days 3-4 months ...
How to buy meat-Beef <ul><li>USDA Prime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>highest quality, most tender, juicy, flavorful </li></ul></u...
How to buy meat-Lamb <ul><li>USDA Prime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>highest in tenderness, juiciness, and flavor </li></ul></ul>...
How to buy meat-Pork <ul><li>USDA Acceptable Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>very lean, firm, with grayish pink color </li><...
Cost <ul><li>What can you afford? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a budget and stick with it </li></ul><ul><li>Look for sales </li>...
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  1. 1. Meat
  2. 2. What to think about <ul><li>Wholesomeness (how healthy is it) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality (how good is it; age; what part) </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritive Value (how good is it for you) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost (is it cheap or expensive) </li></ul><ul><li>Informative Labeling (what does the label tell you) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Also think about … <ul><li>How much can you store in your freezer? </li></ul><ul><li>How much can you use within a couple of days? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you like it cut? </li></ul><ul><li>Which part of the animal do you prefer to eat? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wholesomeness <ul><li>All meat is inspected for wholesomeness by law </li></ul><ul><li>Big pieces of meat are stamped </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller packages of meat will not stamp the meat, but will be marked OK </li></ul>
  5. 5. Safety Labels <ul><li>The meat is usually marked with a label on how to be safe </li></ul><ul><li>It will tell you how to store it and how to thaw it out if you freeze it </li></ul>
  6. 6. Safety Label
  7. 7. Nutritive Value <ul><li>Meat can have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Niacin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zinc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saturated Fat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cholesterol </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The amount is different for each piece of meat </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nutritive Value <ul><li>Use the Nutrition Facts label to find out how healthy the meat is. </li></ul><ul><li>All processed meats will have a Nutrition Facts label </li></ul>
  9. 9. Nutrition Labels
  10. 10. How to choose healthy <ul><li>Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Buy lean cuts of meat </li></ul><ul><li>Organ meats have a lot of cholesterol </li></ul>
  11. 11. Quality <ul><li>This describes the tenderness, juiciness, and flavor of the meat </li></ul><ul><li>The meat will have a grade on the package to tell you the quality </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a shield shaped label on the meat to tell you the quality </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quality
  13. 13. Quality <ul><li>There are 8 grades of meat </li></ul><ul><li>They are USDA Prime, Choice, Select, Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter, and Canner. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The grades <ul><li>USDA Prime, Select, and Choice come from younger beef </li></ul><ul><li>The highest grade is Prime </li></ul><ul><li>The grade most used is Choice </li></ul><ul><li>The lower grades are Utility, Cutter and Canner </li></ul><ul><li>The rules are similar for other types of meat like lamb and pork </li></ul>
  15. 15. Storing Meat <ul><li>Suggested Storage Times for Raw Meat </li></ul>1-2 days 1-2 months Pork, sausage 1-2 days 3-4 months Beef and lamb, ground 3-5 days 4-6 months Pork, roasts and chops 3-5 days 6-9 months Lamb, roasts and chops 3-5 days 6-12 months Beef, roasts and steaks Refrigerator Freezer Product
  16. 16. How to buy meat-Beef <ul><li>USDA Prime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>highest quality, most tender, juicy, flavorful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USDA Choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>most popular quality, very tender, juicy, flavorful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USDA Select </li></ul><ul><ul><li>very lean quality, tender, not as juicy or flavorful </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. How to buy meat-Lamb <ul><li>USDA Prime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>highest in tenderness, juiciness, and flavor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USDA Choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>very high in tenderness, juiciness, and flavor </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How to buy meat-Pork <ul><li>USDA Acceptable Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>very lean, firm, with grayish pink color </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Cost <ul><li>What can you afford? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a budget and stick with it </li></ul><ul><li>Look for sales </li></ul>
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