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What is the reason for hanging meat before it is cut and frozen?


Hanging allows the meat to go through rigor mortis. This aging process makes the meat more tender. However, excessive aging tends to cause off flavors.               

 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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