meat glue


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meat glue

Any of a family of enzymes (EC 2.3.2.12), obtained from Streptoverticillium mobaraense fermentation or extracted from animal blood, which digest skeletal muscle, allowing thin strips of animal meat to be fused together as “reformed” meat, creating thickened “steaks” from scraps. Meat glue is used in the restaurant industry to maximise the value of lesser grades of meat. The public health disadvantage is that bacteria may colonise at the interface and/or become incorporated in the meat and, for customers who like undercooked meat, pose a risk of infection.

meat glue

A colloquial term for “transglutaminase.”
See: transglutaminase
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Lay out the breast, season with salt and pepper, meat glue powder and a few thyme leaves.
The chef learns the origins of the meal, then creates a joint from all the different cuts stuck together with special meat glue, as well as making giant Yorkshire puddings.
If you've attended a wedding reception or conference where every piece of beef looked exactly the same, you've probably ingested one of two enzymes that some call "meat glue."
And some cheap steaks in supermarkets are bits of meat stuck together with meat glue.
MEPs will rally when it comes to controversial issues - as was the case for a food additive (thrombin, often referred to as meat glue, which could serve to coagulate together several different pieces of meat, and which the EP opposed in May 2010).
Past issues of Meatpaper have reported on meat glue, eating endangered species, and the consequences of the global rise of meat consumption.
Just as the "pink slime" furor began to die down, the meat industry has been hit with media reports of "meat glue," enzymes that processors use to bind together smaller pieces of meat.
Roll in meat glue, then truss with butcher's twine.
As director of technology at the very cosmopolitan French Culinary Institute in New York, Arnold uses laboratory centrifuges to clarify juice, blogs about hacking his pressure cooker, and sounds poetic on the virtues of meat glue (also known as transglutaminase).
But there are also those who are ready to shell out a small fortune at New York's uppity WD-50 restaurant for a chance to sink their teeth into shrimp noodles concocted with the same 'meat glue.'
Thrombin, also know as meat glue', is an enzyme derived from pigs or cattle, which is used to present pieces of meat as a single meat product.
Thrombin (a meat glue') is used to present pieces of meat as a single meat product.