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Nutrition Edible animal flesh
Vox populi A term used as a metaphor for the most important part of a particular matter; the pith, marrow, core


The flesh of animals (such as cows, pigs, and poultry) eaten as food. Meat is a concentrated source of proteins, fats, cholesterol, calories, and many vitamins and micronutrients. It contains significant amounts of B complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin), iron, and other minerals. It has limited amounts of calcium and fiber. Its metabolic by-products include organic acids.

Western diets contain far more meat than is needed for growth and development. Excessive consumption of meats and of other calorically dense, high-fat foods contributes to obesity and atherosclerotic heart disease. See: Food Guide Pyramid


1. flesh and other tissues of farm animals for human consumption.
2. the edible parts of nuts or fruit seeds. Called also kernels.

meat and bone meal
meat meal that contains more than 4.4% phosphorus because bones have been included; used as a protein feed supplement.
conditionally admissible meat
meat inspection
examination of all meat sold for human consumption to ensure that it is wholesome and free from any disease that might be communicated from the animals to humans. Includes antemortem examination of the living animal, examination of the carcass, the head and the viscera.
meat intoxication
hepatic encephalopathy.
meat juice ELISA
a serological test for Salmonella spp. that measures the presence of antibody in 'meat juice' collected from the diaphragm after slaughter. Widely used in Europe for monitoring infection prevalence and herd status in national control/eradication programs for salmonella infection in pig herds.
knackers' meat
meat from animals dead on arrival or of insufficient quality to go into the human food chain; killed at a separate establishment. It is not always possible to keep this meat separate from butcher's meat—illegal substitutions are serious offenses but the rewards are high.
meat meal
a by-product of meat-packing or abattoir industries containing about 50% protein but varying depending on the material included and whether preparation is by a wet-cooking or tankage process, or a dry-cooking method. A popular protein supplement for all classes of livestock. Use for food-producing animals now restricted because of the risk of transmitting the agents causing spongiform encephalopathies.
mechanically recovered meat
meat harvested by putting a carcass through an industrial process to separate it from the bones, instead of carving it off by hand knife.
meat packing plant

Patient discussion about meat

Q. What vitamins does meat have that i should replace in my diet? I stop eating meat and am trying to make sure that I get the right vitamins. I already take a multivitamins and fish oil pills every day. Are there any other specific vitamins I should take? If so, what do they do?

A. Vitamin B complex, iron pills, protein supplement. You can find those in legumes, they have a lot of proteins. Lentils have vitamin B, brown rice also.
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Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of diet ?

A. Eating a lot of red meat is considered to be a risk factor for developing colon cancer, and therefore it is advised not to eat too much of it. On the other hand, a diet rich with vegetables and fruit is considered very good because of the high fiber content, which is very benefitial for your gastrointestinal system. A diet poor with high fiber products is also considered a risk factor for the developement of colon cancer. White meat has a high content of fat and cholesterol, and is also not very recommended to be eating a lot of.

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of nutrition ? what are the actual differences in a nutrition matter ?

A. Eating red meat an average of about twice a day seems to raise the risk of stomach cancer. This risk is increased even more if the meat is barbecued and well done. there are more evidence about colon cancer , and also higher risk of strokes. but i have no idea about white meat. although barbecued meat (white or red) had a material that our liver cause it to be cancerous.

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For the meat meal experiment, prawns were stocked in different tanks and fed either a reference diet of commercial feed, a standard fishmeal-based diet, or the experimental diet, with fishmeal replaced by regular increments of meat meal.
Abbot David McGlynn hit back yesterday saying: "We only had one meat meal to show our objections against the senseless slaughter of cattle.
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From my point of view there is nothing better than to fall asleep after a huge meat meal.
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The nine-strong Kingstontown Authentic Jamaican Meals range, in Tesco now, comprises five chicken-based meals, one goat meat meal, one oxtail and two vegetarian options (rsps between [pounds sterling]4.
September 29 2010 -- Spanish bone meal, meat meal and poultry meal producer Dasy Organizacion is to invest more than EUR 20 million in a new meat meal plant, it has been announced.
Earlier, on September 5, 2007, the Chief Justice had ordered the FBR to collect samples from bone and meat meal importers and exporters and test them for traces of pork.
Cut out one meat meal a week and you could save nearly pounds 500 a year.
According to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and other sources, pet food often contains rendered meat, animal by-products and meat meal from the carcasses of sick or dead animals.
While either a casual dairy or meat meal can be served to break the Yom Kippur fast, a meatless meal is preferred by many, notes Woodland Hills resident Faye Levy, author of ``Jewish Cooking for Dummies,'' ``because many consider such a repast lighter on the digestion after an entire day without food.
For already-prepared dry and wet foods for cats and dogs, both Wysong and Langs Natural have impeccable ingredients fists, including organic and whole grains, and whole cuts of meat, while avoiding unhealthy additives like meat by-products, meat meals and grain flours to bulk up their foods.