There are plenty of beliefs surrounding frozen meat, which might hinder some consumers from choosing them. Meat suppliers should be aware of these and actively inform customers that may be sacrificing convenience for nothing. Likewise, suppliers may be able to find some useful suggestions on how to keep their stocks longer and utilize them more.
Here, we will debunk some of the most common myths regarding frozen meat.
Frozen meat has less nutritional value than fresh meat.
If the food was nutritious before freezing, it will still be nutritious after. In fact, “Freezing meat and poultry does not affect nutritional value,” said CiCi Williamson, a food and travel writer, in an article in the Washington Post. Meat has high-quality protein that helps muscles and bones. It will continue to have these nutrients after being frozen.
If anything, frozen meat is more nutritious than fresh meat bought and then put in the fridge. Those in the food service industry need to buy stocks in bulk every so often. There is a tendency for leftovers, which they will store in their fridges after. It is better to get a bulk of frozen meat than fresh meat in this case. If meat suppliers butchered meats at the same time, selling one as fresh while freezing the other, the fresh one’s condition and nutritional value have declined in quality and even nutritional value. Fresh meat keeps losing vitamins and minerals while exposed to humidity. Meanwhile, frozen meat keeps everything in.
Buying wholesale frozen meat will ensure that customers are getting consistently high-quality products. It is also more convenient to have meat in stock, rather than buying fresh every time needed. Check out EcoSci Food, a wholesale supplier of imported frozen seafood and meat. They have a selection of cuts available on their website. This one-stop-shop lets customers buy their meat needs easily.
Frozen goods do not last long.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), frozen goods are safe to consume as long as you follow the suggested direction for storing, thawing, and cooking. However, meat suppliers put an expiration date (or used-by-date) on the goods, so that buyers will know when it will start declining quality. This decrease is due to the long storage that could have caused the goods to lose their flavor and texture. Additionally, USDA noted that:
Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen, it is safe to freeze the cooked foods. If previously cooked foods are thawed in the refrigerator, you may refreeze the unused portion. Freeze leftovers within 3-4 days. Do not refreeze any foods left outside the refrigerator longer than 2 hours; 1 hour in temperatures above 90 °F.
EcoSci Food delivers from their storage in Antipolo, Rizal to all around Luzon, with their reefer truck. They also make sure that the customers receive are good quality products. Check out their latest arrivals to make sure you are getting the best.
Frozen meat is high in sodium and other preservatives.
Compared to other frozen goods, frozen meat has zero to minimal preservatives. And they are also free from any harmful chemicals. Freezing itself is a preservation method, with no additives not needed. Consumers can enjoy frozen meat, without worrying about its health effects.
Meals made with fresh ingredients taste better.
This entirely depends on the cook and not on the ingredient at all. Frozen meat can be as tasty as fresh meat (or even better, as mentioned earlier).
EcoSci Food partners up with with food brands such as Andoks, Chili’s, Classic Savory, and Max’s Group. This proves that their offered products are solid bases for people’s favorite dishes.
Now, to prevent it from losing moisture, and get the same quality as fresh meat, do not thaw frozen meat at all. Meat normally holds water that makes it juicy even after cooking. Keep it frozen, then sear the outside at a very high temperature. The inside will not be easily cooked. Once it reaches the desired color on the outside, lower the heat and let the inside cook slowly.
With these myths now set straight, why choose frozen over fresh?
Frozen meat provides convenience. As they have been pre-prepared by professionals, there will be no waste in the kitchen.
Seasonal/ rare cuts will also be available for consumption anytime. Having a supply of different meat provides variety to consumers while maintaining standards.
Visit EcoSci Food’s website and see the products they offer. Start choosing quality and convenience today.