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Beware of the salt and water that's in the meat you buy.
Many of you may already know this, but I'm sure some of you don't.
A lot of grocery store meat, especially pork, and some poultry is injected with a saline solution to “tenderize” the meat and make it juicy. Bull! That's just marketing. It will make it more tender and SALTY. Don't forget the extra water that you may not need.
Some points to consider:
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- You are paying for a pound (16 oz) of meat
- 12-15% of the weight is the saline solution
- You are actually getting 13 1/2 to 14 oz. of meat
- The remaining 1 1/2 – 2 ounces is salt water!
A Second Golden Nugget – Read Food Labels
Wait, I think I'll give you a second nugget! Read Food Labels. I think I've talked about this before anyway. But many, if not most store bought foods have phosphates added, especially bakery items to keep them from going stale so fast.
So if you're having trouble with your phosphorus, then read the food label. Look for anything that starts with phos, it is phosphorus in some form or other.
So those are my two nuggets for today.
Until the next time, keep on keeping on.