Some vendors inject water into beef to increase weight and make the meat look fresher and more appealing. When you hold a piece of meat in your hand, you will notice that it is quite heavy, and the surface of the meat is moist. When buying, you should press your finger on the meat to check if it releases water. If the meat releases water, it means that it has been injected with water. That’s also why you often see a cloth in meat stalls. Occasionally, the sellers will use this cloth to absorb the water on the meat.
Non-Elastic Piece of Meat
When you lightly press on a piece of beef, if you see a dent that doesn’t immediately bounce back to its original shape, you need to pay attention. It is a sign that the meat is no longer fresh. Pieces of meat that are left for too long will lose their elasticity, the quality of the meat will decrease, and eating it will not be good for your health.
When buying, you should only choose pieces of meat with good elasticity, where the dent quickly returns to its normal state.
Meat without Odor
Raw beef usually has a slight odor when you bring your nose close to it. However, fake beef made from pork usually does not have the characteristic odor of beef. Many sellers will tell you that the meat has been pre-processed, so it doesn’t have any smell. However, don’t believe that.
In addition, if the beef has a foul or any unfamiliar odor, absolutely do not buy it.
Beef Preservation Note
If you plan to use it within 1-2 days, you can store the beef at a temperature of 0-4 degrees Celsius.
If you want to keep it longer, you should put the meat in a freezer at a temperature of -18 degrees Celsius, which is the best.
According to Khoevadep