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May 10, 2011

 

hamburgers on the grill

Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

May 9, 2011

 

gunpowder for cannons

Gunpowder Can Preserve Food

During the middle ages the invention of gunpowder had the unlikely result of providing a new way of preserving meat.

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