cured meat

cured meat

meat which has been treated with salt and nitrate or nitrite. The salt dehydrates the meat, the nitrate releases nitrous acid which converts myoglobin to nitrosomyoglobin which has an attractive pink color when cooked. The cooking process converts the nitrosomyoglobin to nitrosohemochrome. Salted meat is produced by simply adding salt.
Bacon, ham and other specialty cured meats are put through additional processes, especially smoking, to achieve special effects. See also bacon curing, pickling.
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Mr Gill admitted that cured meat posed little risk, but said much was coming through raw.
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25, 1997--Mom 'n' Pop's(R) Country Ham recently received national recognition from the American Association of Meat Processors for a country ham entered in the American Cured Meat Championships held in conjunction with the association's 58th convention in Reno, Nevada.
I love to eat figs in a simple salad with cured meat and mozzarella.
In an earlier study, scientists claimed that children who ate cured meat or fish regularly were 74 per cent more likely to develop leukaemia.
Their companies epitomise the modem PTF member, combining traditional trading in cured meat and dairy products with innovation and timely development of new varieties," said FIT director general Clare Cheney.
Agriculture officials swiftly demanded a retraction of the "bad publicity", fearing it could damage lucrative cured meat exports.
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This specialty market offers wine, craft beer, cheese, cured meat, artisanal bread, prepared foods, gifts, cookbooks, and other specialty market items.
In order for Defra to make an informed response to this proposal, they commissioned Campden BRI to review various aspects of nitrate/nitrite in cured meat, including the current legislative position, microbiological safety implications, quality implications, the use of alternative curing agents, and the effects on industry of the proposed withdrawal.
Paella, Italian cured meat, Brittany biscuits and other produce will be available at the first continental market