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Heart - is it muscle meat or organ meat?

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Created September 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

The heart is an organ but, as a pump, it is also a very strong muscle, so how would you categorize the meat?

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on September 07, 2013
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I thought it tasted more like meat than offal. Very tasty, though, anyway.

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on September 21, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Lol at the gas! It's all good stuff.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:41 PM

Gave me terrible gas though.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Both. It's all just food. Last night the chopped duck heart, gizzard and liver all went onto the pan with sausage and butter. It would take a rocket scientist to sort out the offa from the muscle meat. But I believe it was healthy. It also tasted good so I'll be making more.

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on September 21, 2012
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a "myogenic muscular organ."

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on September 21, 2012
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It is cardiac muscle, which has a different grain structure than muscle meat (intercalcated discs).

Liver by comparison is made mostly of hepatocytes, kidneys mostly composed of nephrons, etc.

In my opinion, heart tastes more like muscle meat than an orgran.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I thought it tasted more like meat than offal. Very tasty, though, anyway.

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on September 21, 2012
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/heart

It's an organ. I would categorize it as Offal.

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on September 21, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Lol at the gas! It's all good stuff.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Both. It's all just food. Last night the chopped duck heart, gizzard and liver all went onto the pan with sausage and butter. It would take a rocket scientist to sort out the offa from the muscle meat. But I believe it was healthy. It also tasted good so I'll be making more.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:41 PM

Gave me terrible gas though.

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