Meat Glue???

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    Nov 04, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    Just came across this clip. Interesting. Those from Australia, have you heard about this?

    http://d.yimg.com/nl/australia/site/player.swf?vid=24472661&repeat=0&browseCarouselUI=hide
  • JBinSFO

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    Nov 04, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    The meat glue is, as the piece describes, a naturally occurring enzyme known as transglutaminase. It works by creating crosslinks betwee the amino acid known as glutamine with the amino acid leucine. The safety issue comes in because it is not known how this affects the digestibility of the protein, and the possbility that bacteria cold be cought inside the "glued" meat, and bacteria inside the meat may not be subjected to a high enough temperature to kill them. Transglutaminase is used to create things like imitation crab meat, fish balls, and is a favorite in the culinary craze known as molecular gastronomy.
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    Nov 04, 2011 7:39 AM GMT
    Never wondered why every McRib looks the same?
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    Nov 04, 2011 9:05 AM GMT
    Another reason I'm glad to be a veg head icon_biggrin.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Nov 04, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    Wow. Stunning and scary!
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    Nov 04, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    Hey, you're already eating flesh. Why would you care if there's some glue on it?
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 04, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    volleybro29 saidAnother reason I'm glad to be a veg head icon_biggrin.gif


    Same here.
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    Nov 04, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    theantijock saidHey, you're already eating flesh. Why would you care if there's some glue on it?


    Perhaps because humans evolved to eat flesh but not glue.