Dried beef is a favorite dish of many people, but currently the quality of most types of beef on the market is not guaranteed. Therefore, the distinction between real and fake beef is a concern of many consumers.
Dry beef or dried beef is fat-removed beef, salted and sweet, then dried at low temperature (about 70 ° C). This meat is sometimes salted or sun-dried.
Fake dry beef is usually made from sow meat, mostly rancid meat or beef lungs, then the producer uses chemicals to remove the bad smell, followed by boiling, slicing into small pieces and pressing thin to resemble beef fibers. In order to produce "real" dried beef, the workers must use industrial coloring and flavoring materials with the smell of beef and some spices and then dry them and pack them.
Fake dry beef is usually made from sow meat, mostly rancid meat or beef lungs .
Not only that, the workers also soaked in borax and preservatives to keep the cows dry for a long time. Therefore, fake dry beef will harm the health in the long term, is one of the causes of cancer.
How to distinguish the first real and fake beef is based on the product form. Real dried beef will be dark yellow, afraid of long, big, look very solid, not friable. Meanwhile, fake dry beef types of colors will be red or dark red because they are impregnated with chemicals and coloring products. Fake beef jerky fibers are usually very short, friable and small (like roots) simply because they are pressed to resemble real cows.
Dried beef is very tough and flexible, when using the hand to tear each fiber, it is not really simple, consumers will have to use quite a strong force. Meanwhile, fake dry beef is very friable, if you use your hand to tear, just be gentle.
Based on the taste of the product is also one of the ways to distinguish real fake beef super simple. For real dry beef, there will be a very strong scent; Fake dried beef, even though it has been flavored with flavored beef flavor, is very dark when smelling. Beef that is really dry when chewing will have a spicy, sweet, salty taste. Meanwhile beef is fake, when chewing, it will be very sweet, when swallowed, it will be bitter and unpleasant.