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Tips to Buy Fresh Meat from the Market

Buying all your groceries for the whole month or a week is very important because then you won’t have to go in and out of a shopping mall to buy when you need something urgently. But buying fresh meat from the market is quite difficult because it is pretty much hard to tell if the quality is good or not. Even though there are some sources to buy fresh meat like beef, pork, bacon, turkey, chicken but the most common places for one to buy these items are at a supermarket or from a butcher.

So, how to recognize and buy fresh meat? Here are the simple tips for you to know the freshness of the meat…

Quality- The quality is obviously the best feature of the meat, you cannot prepare a good meal preparation without a good quality piece of meat. The lean meat piece should be without any bruises, blood clots and blood discoloration. You must avoid dark surface, this may be due to dehydration or aging. If you are buying packed meat than look for the USDA grade certification on the level, it is the best way to tell if the meat is truly good or not.

Odor and Color- The color can be different and vary from one type of meat to another. Fresh meat would always have rich and vibrant color, for example, when you are buying red meat make sure that the hue of it is red and not brownish. But if the meat is in the vacuum package, it can be a little brownish but you can count on it to be good enough to buy. The brownish color is a sign of it losing its quality and freshness. And also when it comes to the odor you can also tell a difference, even though, there won’t be much to tell.

Packages- If you are buying packaged meat, make sure that the package is secured and sealed properly. If not, the piece of meat can be compromised by its quality. A vacuum sealed package is ore ideal when it comes to buying good quality meat from a market

Butcher- If you are buying meat from a butcher, do not be shy to ask for custom butchering. You can also ask them to give you farm fresh meat so that you can have the best quality.


6 Ways to Buy Meat in Cheap Price

Who doesn’t like to save money, there is no one who would reject a good deal. Just like that, a good piece of meat in cheap is always appreciated by a meat lover. But it is not every day that you can buy meat in cheap your budget and which is also of good quality. As you know that when it comes to the supermarket you will only get packaged meat that has been cut and store way before that is not ideal to eat.

But there are ways by which you can have fresh meat within your budget…

1.    We all know how expensive ground meat can be. So, if you want to have ground meat in a budget then you can buy one of those tools to grind the meat yourself. Or, you can tell the butcher to ground it for you. You can save a lot of money by this process but you will get the same thing at the end.

2.    All the butcher shop offers a low price for a poorly cut piece of meat. You can buy those pieces of meat and save a lot of money after all the meat is meat. You can prepare these pieces idly by marinating and tenderizing into perfection.

3.    I’m sure you have seen the big packages of meat in supermarkets, which are leveled as family-sized packages. These huge meat packages cost less per pound than smaller packages of meat, so you can buy in bulk and store a small portion of it in the fridge for days. Make sure that the pack was sealed properly, it will be better if the pack is vacuum sealed.

4.    Farmers always try to sell most of the grass-fed meat during the peak of the season, so if you know a place where farmers sell beef then you can save a lot of money by buying in bulk.

5.    Meats that have been cut into tenderloins, made into patties or sliced butterflies are more expensive than the meat that haven’t. So, buy meat of simple cut and do all the other work by yourself.

6.    The best way to save money on meat is by buying online websites. There are many websites that give a great deal on lean and bulk meat, you will just need to look for them. And you can also be sure about the qualities as well, as most of the meat comes from farms.

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4 Things to Keep in Mind While Buying Meat

Food is the main thing that gives us the energy to keep on going throughout the day and it is very important to have all kind of nutrients in your daily meal to have a proper and healthy life. Meat is a great source of all the vital nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, etc. But there are also many people who despise eating meat and prefer vegetables as their source of energy. But for those who cannot live only on vegetables, it is important to select good quality meat on their diet.

To know which meat piece is good for you and isn’t, you will need to know about some of the facts of selecting quality meat from. Here are the tips about how to buy fresh meat

  • A good quality food item doesn’t matter if it’s meat or veggies will always have the right color to say dictate if it’s fresh or not. Fresh meat always has the right color that can clearly state their condition. For example, when it comes to red meat it will have a bright red color, without any blood clots and bruises. But if the meat you are buying is vacuum packed then the color may appear slightly brown and it is good because it will be fresh for a longer time in the fridge.
  • When you are buying fresh meat you will need to check out for the odor. Even though poultry meat is generally odor free but it can also have a slight odor. The smell of red meat is specific to the type and there should not be any different off smell from the natural odor. So, make sure to keep your nose sharp while purchasing meat.
  • The texture says a lot about the quality of the meat also. Make sure that the meat you are purchasing is not slimy, the meat piece should appear translucent and watery when you are cutting it and when it comes to red meat to should not fall off easily. Just look at the fat in the mat if it’s yellow then it is not a fresh product.

If you are buying a packaged meat than it is obvious to see for any leakage or damage on the packet. The vacuum packed meat should absolutely not have any leak on the side otherwise there is a good chance of the meat losing its quality.

In my opinion grass fed meat are the best to go for because it gives a rich taste and aroma while you’ll cook. But no matter what you are getting make sure that it is not refrigerate for too long and it’s fresh.