Meat is a food that is part of man’s essential diet due to the large amount of nutrients it contains, and its consumption is essential for the correct growth of the organism.
Each cut of meat has its peculiarities and needs to be prepared and seasoned according to its characteristics, so here we tell you the most important details for meat lovers.
Prime, choice and select, which is the best?
A good cut of meat is based on juiciness and marbling, which are the thin lines that are interwoven with the meat (fat) and help maintain moisture.
Beef feed plays an important role, as does activity level. In the United States, beef is grain-fed and raised in barns, so its activity level is lower, which is why the cuts are softer and marbled.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifies beef according to its quality, defined in terms of juiciness, flavor and tenderness. There are three grades of beef quality based on the amount of internal fat, which determines tenderness, as follows:
- USDA Select: It is considered a low grade, it does not have the flavor and texture, since it presents little marbling.
- USDA Choice: Its variation is considered the most common.
- USDA Prime: It is the highest grade of marbling and an elite product.
Within this process, factors such as age, firmness, texture, color and the amount of marbling of the meat are taken into account. Marbling is one of the main factors that determine its high degree of quality.
It is a cut of meat from large animals, keeps the rib bone and its silhouette is similar to that of an axe. It is said that «Tomahawk» is the name of a warrior axe of the Sioux Indians and was used as a method of defense in their territory. This delicacy offers a high level of marbling and a tender, juicy doneness.
New york wagyu
A very famous Japanese beef cut appreciated for its flavor, juiciness and tenderness. These cuts are especially identified for their intense marbling and for their preparation in high-cost gourmet dishes. This cut offers the most melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.
High quality meat cuts satisfy meat lovers, so we invite you to try our premium cuts that will make you maintain a pleasant culinary experience.
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