Why is my ground beef darker on the inside???

Greetings Carnivores,

I am a butcher. I have been working, teaching, and writing in the meat industry for almost 40 years. I CAN tell you THIS question comes up at LEAST once a week.

The truth is … the colour change is nothing more than food science, NOT trickery. The enzymes in the meat react to the oxygen we breathe and turn bright red. It’s simply called oxidation … we (in the industry) call it the ‘Bloom”.

The reason the ground meat is darker on the inside is because the inside has not been exposed to oxygen. Check out https://carnivoreconfidential.com/2013/02/06/how-bout-a-little-love/ for the answer to your question re: dyed beef. I wrote this post on Feb 6 2013 called “How ’bout a little love”

All we (as a industry) can do is continue the dialogue, and try to educate people … one at a time.

That’s it for today Carnivores 🙂 🙂

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