How Mixed Meat Differs From Real Beef

Mixed Meat

If you are trying to cut down your meat intake, you may have heard of Mixed Meat. Made from ground beef, pork and veal, this product looks and tastes like beef, but is actually composed of three different meats. It has the potential to offend three major religions, but it is a reliable substitute for consumers who are too attached to meat. In this article, you’ll learn about Mixed Meat and how it differs from real beef.

It is made from ground beef, pork and veal

Ground beef, pork, and veal are popular types of meats. Each meat has unique qualities and benefits, and can be used in a variety of dishes. Meats ground this way contain less fat than their counterparts and are usually less expensive. Ground beef and pork are typically leaner than each other. However, you can buy ground beef and pork separately. Ground beef is often more flavorful than its veal counterpart.

The calorie content of meats depends on the fat content. Pork and veal are leaner than beef, so their fat content is lower. A typical 3 ounce portion of ground veal has between 6.5 and 11 grams of fat, while ground pork and veal contains between 13 and 18 grams of fat. About half of the fat is unsaturated. Therefore, mixed meat is an ideal choice for meatballs and meatloaf.

It is a reliable option for consumers who are attached to meat to reduce their meat intake

Meat consumption in the US is among the highest in the world, and the per capita amount exceeds recommended amounts by anywhere from 20 to 60 percent. Excessive consumption is associated with increased risk for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. Red and processed meat are particularly linked to increased cancer risks. In fact, the World Health Organization has deemed red meat to be ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’.

The image of meat as a healthy food is a big barrier to the reduction of meat consumption. In the Netherlands, for example, most consumers are unsure about the nutritional value of a meat-free diet. They are largely unaware of the harmful effects of animal proteins and lack information on how cutting meat can be nutritionally healthy. For this reason, it is important to develop interventions that target consumers who are attached to meat and would like to reduce their consumption.