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Interesting Meat Facts, Part 2

We here at Keller Crafted Meats absolutely love our meats. That's why we put together some interesting meat facts for our readers earlier this month. But we're not done yet! There's always room to grow and learn in the world of meats. To that end, here is part two of our interesting meat facts segment. Language and Meat Did you know that English words for the animals we commonly eat, like cow, sheep, and chicken, are based off of Germanic words? Conversely, our words for meat, like beef, mutton, and poultry, are based off of French words. This is because of English history, as when these words came to be Anglo Saxon peasants were the ones raising the livestock while...

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Interesting Meat Facts, Part 1

Do you love meat? Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we do too. We love everything about meat: raising it, processing it, and (of course and especially) eating it. When you love meat as much as us, you pick up a few things about it. There are all kinds of interesting facts about meat, and we would like to list a few of them here. Who Eats The Most? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, which measured "carcass mass availability" (mmhm, appetizing!) by country in 2009, the United States of America came in first with 120.2 kilograms of meat per person. Kuwait came in second, with 119.2 kilograms of meat per person. Third was the Bahamas, with 109.5 kilograms of...

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Defining Processed Food and Its Problems

Giving your body what it needs to live a healthy life is easier when you understand the difference between processed and unprocessed foods. The industry has them organized into three different groups. Group 1 foods are the most pure, Group 2 foods are cooking ingredients, and Group 3 foods are what we’re going to talk about today! Group 3: Ultra-Processed Foods Group three foods are the least healthy class of foods available. They are ultra-processed, which means they take Group 2 foods that have already been processed and combine them with more Group 2 foods. The Group 2 foods include sugars, fats, oils, and meat remnants. Group 3 processes include curing, pickling, smoking, baking, deep frying, and adding synthetic vitamins...

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How Much Processing Makes a Food “Processed”?

Did you know that foods can be classified by how much they’ve been processed? It’s good news in a time when so many people are trying withdraw from heavily-processed foods and the damage they can do. At Keller Crafted Meats, we work hard every day to provide non-GMO meat that are not only raised right, but also retain their nutritional value and phenomenal taste. It’s harder than taking the shortcuts so much the food industry has created, but we know it is worth it. In our last blog, we talked about Group 1 food classification. Our meat products fall into this category, which contained completely unprocessed to minimally-processed foods. Today, we want to talk about Group 2 foods. Group 2:...

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Take Your Hot Dog Around the World! Part 3

Hot dogs are a quick, delicious way to get protein, and when you know they’re made of actual meat, you can chow down with confidence! At Keller Crafted Meats, we have committed ourselves to producing sustainable, non-GMO meat products, including hot dogs. When you buy our delicious hot dogs, you’ll face a world of possibilities! Are you going to eat them with traditional garnishes? Will you even use a bun? In our last few blogs, we’ve been sharing ways to bring other countries to your table via condiments. Want to know what a hot dog from Korea would taste like? How about a Greek hot dog? Today, we have a few more countries to explore! Let’s Visit Sweden! Fun Facts:...

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