White meat includes chicken and fish, while red meat refers to beef, pork, venison and some other varieties of game. The United States Department of Agriculture categorizes meats as either white or red. The department's system is controversial because some types of fish and poultry are red when they are raw and turn white after being cooked.Know More
Due to widespread belief that white meat is healthier as of 2014, pork producers have attempted to have the public think of pork as white meat; however, the USDA continues to officially recognize it as red meat. Chicken and other poultry include both white and dark meat based on the location of the meat in the animal's body. Dark meat is in the legs, which use a different type of muscles than elsewhere in the body. White meat is typically found in poultry breasts. Geese and ducks have only dark meat.
Dark chicken meat has more than twice the saturated fat of white meat. As of 2014, some health authorities advise that the higher fat content in dark meats can have health benefits. For example, the fat in dark poultry meat raises the amount of a hormone that makes people feel full, according to nutritionist Alan Aragon. One ounce of dark turkey meat has 8 more calories than the same amount of white meat.Learn more about Meat
The exact cooking time for beef tenderloin depends not only on size but also on the temperature of the oven and the desired level of doneness for the meat; for example, at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, a 2-pound beef tenderloin can be cooked for 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare or 45 to 50 minutes for medium. At this same temperature, larger pieces of meat require longer cooking times, and smaller pieces require shorter cooking times. The meat can also be tested for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the meat and determining internal temperature; 135 F is a rough minimum internal temperature for a medium-rare beef tenderloin.Full Answer >
A convenient way to cook a large amount of ground beef for chili is to boil the meat on a stove top. You will need a large stock pot, filled with water to cook the meat.Full Answer >
Chicken is healthier, as red meats like beef and pork generally have more saturated fat and cholesterol. Chicken has about 23 percent fat compared to beef's 29 percent fat.Full Answer >
As with most other types of ribs, grilling pork country style ribs will require the cut of meat to be warmed to room temperature before grilling, cooked in a preheated grill and turned often since the meat is cooked directly over the flame. The grilling time for pork country style ribs will vary depending on the size of the cut, the type of grill, the recipe and the ambient temperature.Full Answer >