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Dextrose in my meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 06, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I bought a batch of grass-fed beef (from Galloway cows) today. I asked the vendors something like 10 times in the past month if there is anything in their hamburgers and sausages except for beef. The first time they told me it was fine. The second time they told me there is salt and pepper in it. The third time they told me there are also herbs and spices in it. Then they told me there are eggs in them (their chickens are soy-fed because they don't have a better solution). Now I saw on the package that there is dextrose in it.

I'm trying to get totally rid of skin issues, and most of all digestion issues. How bad is dextrose?

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on October 04, 2012
at 06:49 PM

yeah, but why do they put it in?

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on October 07, 2011
at 08:36 AM

I called the vendors, they say it's half a gram for a kilo of meat. That's not a lot, but I find it hard to trust them. Would this ruin my ZC experiment? Love my father's quote : "there's sugar in everything, you know." yeah, in what YOU eat. And also "our DNA is made of sugar" yeah, our body is full of saturated fat yet you tell me it's bad for health.

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on October 07, 2011
at 08:29 AM

Love my father's quote : "there's sugar in everything, you know." yeah, in what you eat. And also "our DNA is made of sugar" yeah, our body is full of saturated fat yet you tell me it's bad for health. I called the vendors, they say it's half a gram for a kilo of meat. That's not a lot, but I find it hard to trust them. Would this ruin my ZC experiment?

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on October 06, 2011
at 09:15 PM

Ugh. I'm sorry to hear this. Frustrated on your behalf.

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on October 06, 2011
at 07:07 PM

don't you hate that you have to ask and ask and ask just to pull info out of them they could easily share....

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on October 06, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Yes dextrose is just glucose. You're not ingesting anything terrible, don't worry. Anyway, the stress from worrying about it seems far more likely to cause more digestive upset than the minor amount of dextrose in a sausage.

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on October 06, 2011
at 09:36 PM

The real story is that your seller doesn't know a damn thing about his product.

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on October 06, 2011
at 05:57 PM

Dextrose is just pure glucose, probably not that harmful in the amounts in your meats.

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on October 04, 2012
at 06:49 PM

yeah, but why do they put it in?

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on October 07, 2011
at 04:12 AM

Dextrose is used now in most cured meats like salami. To get the fermention process going. Sometimes its added to add some sweetness and improve browning. There isnt usually a whole lot of dextrose in cured products, some artisan makers only use like 10grams of sugar per 2kg of meat or so, so thats nothing. I bet industrail stuff uses more and arent usually even cured like the good hand made stuff.

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on October 04, 2012
at 06:43 PM

I think they use it as a binder and it helps with water retention- so it weighs more. It is made from corn syrup though!

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