Processed meat

KiasuParents are not only kiasu about our children - we are serious when it comes to good food. Discuss all culinary matters here, from cooking to buffets or fine dining.

Processed meat

Postby ngl2010 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:39 pm

This has been in my mind since the article on processed meat can cause cancer was published a couple of weeks ago.

Are these considered processed meat?

Fish ball
Meat ball
Tofu (I know it is not meat but.....)

ngl2010
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 6029
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 2:03 pm
Total Likes: 68


Re: Processed meat

Postby slmkhoo » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:06 pm

The question is whether they are processed in a way that increases the presence of the carcinogenic chemicals. Since the studies are from the west, I doubt there is an easily-available answer to this. Also, I read that the risk from eating 50g of processed meat a day raises the risk or colorectal cancer by 18%, but since the lifetime risk is about 5% for most people, that raises the risk to 6%. Not enough difference to make it worth changing eating habits significantly, in my opinion, unless you eat a lot of processed meat daily or have a higher than normal risk already. In general, by the time you reach 60+, if one thing doesn't get you, something else will!

slmkhoo
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 8071
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:16 pm
Total Likes: 173


Re: Processed meat

Postby pirated » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:51 pm

Processed meat :

It depends on the quality of the meat - good clean healthy meat versus diseased meat being processed and preserved. Honest merchant versus black hearted merchant.

It depends on the process agent : Rock salt / clean sea salt versus chemical salt, natural ingredients (organic / contaminated) versus factory made ingredients

Try to imagine how sausages are made : replace all the ingredients with counterfeit or diseased meat or bad ingredients and process it in unhygienic production plant ... versus home made with all natural top quality ingredients

Similarly for ham and salami. It could be clean or dirty, healthy or diseased.

Some years back the popular luncheon meat was exposed to be made from diseased rotten meat with coloring agent and industrial fragrances for taste

Or those canned pork belly etc ...

Commercialism has driven some merchants to do the unscrupulous things.

By nature processed or preserved meat are ok. Know the source and origin.

pirated
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 4587
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:56 pm
Total Likes: 121


Re: Processed meat

Postby pirated » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:04 pm

Image
Enjoy :)

pirated
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 4587
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:56 pm
Total Likes: 121


Re: Processed meat

Postby janet88 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:58 am

I don't really buy canned/processed food...occasional apple-baked ham and streaky bacon. for Chinese sausage, I use a pair just to enhance the flavour. don't eat waxed duck, but I have a weakness for roast duck :drool:

janet88
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 33729
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:37 am
Total Likes: 111



Re: Processed meat

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:36 pm

I sometimes make my own bacon cos kids love it.

I used to buy the entire pig's leg of Chinese ham for soup when we visit Hong Kong. But have cut down using Chinese ham nowadays.

Apart from these, we don't really eat much processed food.

Coolkidsrock2
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1822
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:03 pm
Total Likes: 9


Re: Processed meat

Postby ammonite » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:06 am

Coolkidsrock2 wrote:I sometimes make my own bacon cos kids love it.


oh, please share how you do it! :please:

ammonite
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 2216
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:13 am
Total Likes: 64


Re: Processed meat

Postby lexis » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:33 am

Following! would love to know how to make bacon.

lexis
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 653
Joined: Thu May 30, 2013 8:46 am
Total Likes: 14


Re: Processed meat

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:49 am

I buy thinly sliced pork belly and season with a little salt and pepper. Usually fry it slowly over low heat till crispy. Heat needs to be low or will turn into fried pork. But can get it really crispy if done using the oven.

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-pe ... chn-107970

Coolkidsrock2
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1822
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:03 pm
Total Likes: 9



Return to Tuckshop