FYI: The Red Liquid In Your Steak Package Ain’t Blood, It’s …

It's easy to assume that's blood in the package. But it isn't. The story of what's REALLY in that liquid is actually pretty interesting.

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on June 16, 2017

It’s easy to assume that’s blood in the package. But it isn’t.

The story of what’s REALLY in that liquid is actually pretty interesting.

The red goop has even got a name: ‘Weep’ or ‘purge’.

Ice crystals (from the freezing process) break up the muscle cells.

When the meat thaws again, the compounds released from the muscle mix with the now-liquid water.

The video fills in the rest.

 

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