Meat is a staple food in many diets. It’s tasty, satisfying and is an excellent source of high-quality protein and other important nutrients. However, different cooking methods can affect the quality and healthiness of meat. Grilling is extremely popular because it imparts a delicious flavour to meat
However, when meat is grilled at a very high temperature, fat melts and drips onto the grill or cooking surface. This creates toxic compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that can rise up and seep into the meat. PAHs have been linked to several types of diseases. Also, when meat is cooked at high temperatures over an open flame, it can lead to charring of the meat and charred meat can be hazardous to your health because burned meat contains potentially cancer-causing substances. Charring meat over an open flame produces chemicals, which have been linked to a number of diseases.
Heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, are chemicals formed when meat is cooked at high temperatures over an open flame, according to the National Cancer Institute. HCAs form when the amino acids, sugars and creatine in meat react at high temperatures, while PAHs form when fat and juices from meat grilled over an open flame drip onto the fire, resulting in PAH-containing flames that adhere to the surface of meat.
1. Removing drippings could reduce PAH formation by up to 89%.
2. Taking precautions to eliminate charring meat while grilling will help protect your health.
3. Keeping cooking times short and removing meat from high heat before it becomes charred may help reduce the amount of AGEs produced.
4. Reducing the heat and turning the meat frequently will prevent it from becoming charred
5. Cleaning the grill before cooking to remove charred debris that may stick to your food
6. Despite your grilling precautions, if the meat still gets charred, cut off the charred portions before eating
At The Meat Mill, we value your health and believe that every family deserves healthy, well-processed, uncontaminated and fresh meat. Hence, we practice Halal and we are committed to getting our meats from the finest and healthiest cattle, well-fed with green vegetables, this helps to reduce the level of cholesterols in them.
At The Meat Mill, every stage of the processing counts, this is why we don’t burn with tyres and other hazardous materials because it is very dangerous to health, but rather we skin our animals with slight burning using the safest means. We butcher at a modern butchery facility well equipped with sterilized tools. We are NAFDAC and HACCP (Food Safety) certified. We are known for healthy and uncontaminated meats and fishes; our deliveries are express.
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