Meatgistics: Carrot Fiber, Phosphates, & Meat Binders
Meatgistics: Carrot Fiber, Phosphates, & Meat Binders
Learn about how to increase to water holding capacity in meat products to make a juicier final product by using phosphates, meat binders, and carrot fiber with Walton's and Meatgistics, plus, save 15% on your next order with coupon code MEATGISTICS11 Watch the video, read the guide, and then post your questions or comments below.
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Product Spotlight & New Item
Carrot Fiber is a brand new additive we just started keeping in stock at waltonsinc.com and it is a great option for improving meat products by binding water into sausage and reducing the water and fat loss during cooking, which results in a juicier finished product with increased volume.
So what is Carrot Fiber? Carrot Fiber is the fiber portion of the carrot that is extracted, dried, and ground into an off-white free-flowing powder. The flavor is bland and neutral allowing it to be added to sausages and meat snacks for it’s binding and water holding capacity, without affecting the flavor. Carrot Fiber is capable of holding at least 26 times its weight in water and at least 4 times its weight in oil. Carrot Fiber is also GMO Free and based upon information supplied from our vendors, it does not contain ingredients that are derived from any Genetically Modified sources. It is also Non-Allergen. There are not many other binders out there that are high quality and effective without containing allergens or GMO’s. Carrot Fiber is one of your best options in not only water holding capacity, but also in avoiding allergens and GMO’s. To add to that, if you are a commercial meat processor, Carrot Fiber is a great option because it is non-allergen, non-GMO, and helps in producing a clean label product with only natural ingredients. Other options in binders like Soy Protein Blend or Sure Gel Binder, both include allergens and can be unappealing to some select customers, but the use of Carrot Fiber is an economical way to clean up your label and provide consumers with a great product while maintaining that clean label.
Usage levels for Carrot Fiber is recommended to be at a 1% level or use 4 oz per 25 lb of meat in smoked sausage, snack sticks, summer sausage, and other meat snacks. Carrot Fiber is not only great for use in meat products, but also in sauces and liquids and can be used as needed in sauces to enhance viscosity. Since it has no flavor, Carrot Fiber can be a great addition to liquids and sauces that are too thin and you want to have a thicker texture, all while not affecting the taste or flavor of the sauce and liquid.
Other benefits of Carrot Fiber include yield improvement in processed meat and poultry products, purge control in packaged and processed meats, reduced breakage in extruded products, and it acts as a natural flow agent in seasoning blends and meat rubs. Lastly it is generally recognized as safe as a food ingredient, and it is certified Kosher.
Since Carrot Fiber is a new product here at Walton’s be sure and visit waltonsinc.com and look under Seasoning and Additives to purchase Carrot Fiber, or other Seasonings and Additives, plus, visit waltonsinc.com/new to find Carrot Fiber in our New category, along with all other new items as they are added.
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I believe the recommended curing time is 12 hours but can I go less than that? I was expecting my order to be here tonight and it won’t be here till tomorrow morning now.
I was going to mix up my batch of jerky tonight but will have to do it tomorrow on my lunch break. Just wondering if tomorrow evening would be long enough to let the meat cure.
Your recipe calls for 1. Sure Cure, 2. Sure Gel Meat Binder, and 3. Smoked Meat Stabilizer. I have all but the Sure Gel Meat Binder. Can I get by without using this? Second question- Is Excalibur’s Cure Excellerator the same as Sure Cure?
@andyman Great question, Carrot Fiber holds up to 26 times its weight in water, and while the 80 oz is still well inside that I have never done that before. I max out (even with Carrot Fiber) at 64 oz which is 2 qts. My only fear with doing 80 is that it might take a lot longer to cook as it will have more water content that will be trying to evaporate. Most of that water should be bound up in the carrot fiber though so it wouldn’t really be available to be cooked out. Hmmm, my recommendation, to be safe is to stick with 64 oz of water.
Now, as to should you add more seasoning, some people will taste the difference if you did not add additional seasonings and some (most) will not. Your water and your seasoning is technically part of your meat block (anyone who is reading this who doesn’t consider this don’t worry!) so adjusting your meat block to include your water is sometimes done. If you do decide to add more spices or seasonings I would add aromatics and things like Rosemary and Basil, don’t add more salt as that is formulated specifically for the meat block.
Hope this helps and if you do decide to go with 80 oz of water then I would be very interested in the results!
i use denuded round. higher cost, less waste, cleaner eating
@jonathon I enjoyed this line of questions and comments, it made me think. Here is my related question: Assume I use 25 lbs. of meat to make summer sausage and add one package, 4 oz., of Carrot Fiber and 80 oz. of water. The ratio is 20 times the weight of water to the weight of CF. In other words, I am adding 5 lbs. 4 oz. of water/CF paste to my meat dough. Should I adjust the amount of salt and spices, I add to the dough? I am concerned that the flavor will be weaker if I don’t add spices for the new total, 30 lbs. curious as to what y’all thinking.