What is "meat glue"? Meat glue can be found in beef (mostly steaks) at those high end restaurants, conference, or weddings. Meat glue is mainly composed of a enzyme called transglutaminase and beef fibrin which are commonly found at those big events, not necessarily in supermarkets. Transglutaminase is produced by bacteria. Beef fibrin, on the other hand, is extracted from cow's blood. Both transglutaminase and beef fibrin are used to bind one piece of meat to another to make small pieces look like steaks.
The enzymes themselves are harmless. Normally the bacteria on the surface of steaks and roasts are killed easily when the meat is seared, roasted, or grilled. However, using meat glue can move that surface inside, where it might not be cooked thoroughly enough to kill bacteria.
So, for those who are eating at big events like weddings, conferences, or other functions, it is much safer to order your beef medium or well done.
matty Hui, C.HT., C.M.T., MSAOM, D.D.
Matty Hui (a.k.a Lingfei) holds her B.S. degree in Holistic Science and M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D studies in Eastern and Western Medicine research.
K. Steinborn, C.Ht.
Karrie is a Pranic Healer, a Hypnotherapist, and an ordained minister. She also uses her own life experience to help guide the others through the process of growth and change regardless if it is using hypnosis or energy work.
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