Red meat aswell as white meat,fresh meat is better.

@jugsjugs (13045)
September 15, 2010 10:45am CST
We have decided that we would buy a whole lamb from the butchers in town the other day and have it cut in the way that we wanted it cut,also that it was a fresh lamb,unlike what they sell prepacked in the shops.You have less chance in picking up bacteria from freshly killed meat,so less chance of being ill.You also know when aswell as where the animal has come from,it also works out cheaper in the long run,if you are like us and eat alot of meat.
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• United States
15 Sep 10
I eat red and white meat, and yes, the fresher the better. In fact, I strongly recommend using the meat you buy the day you buy it. You can get things like salmonella if your meat isn't stored and cook properly.
@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Sep 10
I eat both types of meat,also if you look in the super market some of the meat looks really horrid and you can see by the colour of it that it is going off.The thought of getting food poisioning just churns my stomach.So i decided that we are getting fresh cut meat off the butchers.
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@caecal07 (197)
• United States
15 Sep 10
They put red dye into the red meat in the grocery store so that you can see it go bad... Isn't it great that the world needs dye to know when the meat is no good?
• United States
16 Sep 10
I didn't know that they put red dye in red meat?
@oldchem1 (8144)
15 Sep 10
Back in the 80's when freezers were becoming very popular my local butcher sold half lambs, pigs and quarters of beef - when I think of what I paid then I wish I could turn the clock back - I'm sure that we paid £15 for half a lamb!!
@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Sep 10
We paid £60 for the whole lamb and it was free to get it cut,also the dogs got some large bones that we would normally buy from the pet shop for free.If we wanted a whole pig they said it would cost £240 including all the cutting into what we wanted.The price of meat has really gone up.
@doormouse (4619)
15 Sep 10
i did this with pork once,i bought 2 huge bits for £20 and cut it up myself,it did about 6 meals,which is pretty good but i'd never do it again,it took ages and my knives aren't really made for cutting big bits of meat up,my arms were killing me afterwards,so i've decided that it's not worth the pain and effort just to save a few quid on meat
@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Sep 10
A place called Meat Inn in the town cut all the lamb up into the bits we wanted and it was a bargain at £60,also we got a few large bones for the dogs for nothing.I think that it saved alot of time getting all the meat in one go and knowing that it is alot fresher than the super market is great.I did ask how much a whole pig would cost and they said around £240,so nearer christmas that is something we are going to get.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
17 Sep 10
You are definitely right about this and my husband and I have considered investing in a quarter or half of beef because we do have a large chest freezer in our storage space that doesn't have very much meat in it. However, right now we can't afford it so we are going to have to wait until we have more money and then we might invest in it. What I really like about fresh meat is that it tastes a lot better to me. My parents had a quarter of beef a couple times while I was growing up and that was the meat that I really enjoyed.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
17 Sep 10
We have dont this when we lived closer to farmers that raised thier own the meat was delisious but we bought beef and HUbbies family always killed hogs every fal so we always had fresh meat. Now seems like we have to buy out of the stores here
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
17 Sep 10
Right, fresh meat is always better than any kind of meat. As they are not preserved in any ways, it's the healthiest of all. In terms of cooking them, we do get to taste the natural sweetness of those meat, without having to add too much condiments, to enhance the overall taste. Therefore whenever i'm out eating steaks or any red meats, i will be asking for less salt/oil, so that i'm able to taste the natural sweetness of the meat. IF it's tasteless, i will know that it's not fresh at all.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Fresh meat might be better, but I prefer mine already packaged.
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
Red meats contain more iron than white meats however, theres also a difference when you talked about cholesterol with white over red meats.
@drannhh (15227)
• United States
16 Sep 10
Although I do not eat a lot of meat, I do love lamb. Yes, the fresher, the better, no matter what kind of meat it is. Fish, tool.
• India
16 Sep 10
A whole lamb is quite a lot of meat LOL We of course eat most things fresh here… the concept of shopping for frozen products has not really caught on that much in India… maybe once in a while or for some special type of meat products but mostly its fresh meat and fish and veggies for us (though we buy it in bulk and store it at home in the freezer for some days , cant go to the market daily). And what you say is very true…frozen meat and chicken really does not taste that good as the freshly bought ones.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
16 Sep 10
I'm not one into meat.. haha =D I have not even tried beef or lamb before.. lol =D I din try beef because of my family's religion and we are not allowed to eat that. As for lamb, there's certain smell from it,and due to the pricing of it, therefore i dun wanna try.. hehe Lamb parts are not cheap to come by, and if i dun like it, i will be wasting alot of money on my lunch/dinner.. haha =D Also, there are quite alot of lamb parts whereby one can eat, and i'm really a newbie to it.. hehe
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
16 Sep 10
I used to love lamb chops, but I only ate it when I was in a big hotel. I thought that hotel must have a better standard in term of meats than a restaurant. I am in a risk of having high cholesterol, so now I ate only chicken and fish. Fresh meats are easy to find in Indonesia because people are still favoring the fresh ones over the packed ones sold in supermarket.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
16 Sep 10
I couldn't talk my roommates into helping me eat lamb, I'm the only one in the household who likes it...
@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep 10
The last time I had lamb(chops) was when I was on the road with the carnival and had been invited out to lunch. We were in El Paso, Texas and we drove to a small town just over the border into Mexico. We had a selection of their menu which consisted of butterfly shrimp (YUM!!) and the lamb chops. It was a delicious lunch and the little town very picturesque. That was about fourty three or more years ago. I do like the seafood better and wasn't really taken with lamb. I like a good red meat from time to time since I was brought up on it. I go in for the white meats now though.
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
15 Sep 10
Oh how I miss my old butcher. We used to have a great butcher who would give us fresh meat. I never bought a whole lamb or beef, but he would ask if we wanted to split an order with another party. He would get a list of people that say wanted half a lamb and match them with someone else that wanted just a half as well. I know we got some really fresh meat and of course it tasted great!
@caecal07 (197)
• United States
15 Sep 10
I was farm raised and I wouldn't have it any other way... we load the beef critters and haul them out if you have a decent freezer the meat last a really long time. I think it also helps that they use the airtight freezer seal now instead of the white paper. If I weren't buying so much of it I would prefer the white paper because its better for the environment but hey it is what it is right.
• United States
15 Sep 10
We eat red and white meat. I have found it tastes better if you cook it the same day but I don't go to the grocery store everyday. So I buy alot and freeze it. I go through my deep freezer ever so often to check the dates on stuff and go ahead and cook up what is the oldest. If meat is left in the freezer too long then it can have freezer burn and taste bad.
@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
15 Sep 10
I have a grocer where I really like the meat, and they have freshness dates they must adhere to. I have bought from a meat market as well, and I know how they raise and process their animals. It sounds like an ideal situation for you.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
15 Sep 10
Fresh meat is always best. We used to slaughter a cow when I was kid and we'd buy a hog to be slaughtered and keep the meat in the freezer.