Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. In its broadest sense, meat may be considered as any clean, sound,
dressed or properly prepared edible part of animals that are in good
health at the time of slaughter.
Most humans are omnivorous, and have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times. However, the flesh of carnivorous
animals--that is, animals that eat the flesh of other animals--is so
seldom eaten by man, that the term meat is usually restricted to the
flesh of all animals except these. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals such as
cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and eventually their use in meat
production on an industrial scale.
But even this meaning of meat is too
broad; indeed, as the term is generally used in a more restrictive
sense and refers particularly to
the flesh of the mammalian species (cattle, pigs, sheep, lambs, etc.),
mostly domestic animals raised for human consumption, and does not
include poultry, game, fish, seafood and some other rare animals.
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and tasty bacon has the lean of a bright pink and fine in the grain,
while the fat is white and firm. If the lean is high colored, it
probably has been over salted and is old besides, and in consequence
will be hard and salty; while if there be yellow marks in the fat, and
a curious, rather musty smell, it will have an unpleasant taste.
In choosing a ham always run a clean knife or skewer in at the
knuckle, and also at the center; if it comes out clean and smelling
sweet, the ham is good; but if out of order the blade of the knife will
be smeared and greasy looking, and have a disagreeable, strong odor.
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