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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My summer sausage is sticking to the casings
@srtcanopy Out of all the imitation we made I think Turkey was my favorite in that it was unique, the ham and beef tasted VERY close to normal bacon, the turkey tasted like something else. I really liked it…speaking of that I have some in my freezer!
@gadahl SHHH dont tell anyone I have too much time on my hands, ESPECIALLY Austin, as far as he is concerned I am 100% busy at ALL TIMES!
I actually just made some dry rubbed bacon for our Cured Whole Muscle Section of the new Meatgistics University! Videos for all the Meatgistics University classes are going live this Monday around 4 pm CST. If you are free join us at waltonsinc.com/live for a live stream where we will being giving away a stuffer, some Waltons hats, some discount codes and we will also be giving out a coupon code so everyone gets something!
@Paynester We did both at basically the same time last year and I absolutely thought the one that we injected with a soluble cure was better. However, I just did a dry rubbed belly and it came out different then how I remember it from last year (less salty and I even said it tasted exactly like normal store bought bacon) so it might have been something I did differently.
Can you give me some more information on your process for the dry rubbed? Did you use the Excalibur Dry Rub Cure or something else? How long did you hold it, how much cure did you use, did you rub the fat cap and remove the skin? More information the better!
@21cedar That’s a great question on the phospshates, I have never thought of that. Let me talk to some people next week and see if there is a scientific reason behind it. I’ll warn you though it probably wont be until later in the week. We are working around the clock to get Meatgistics University ready for our 4 PM (CST) live time on Monday! We’ll have it all ready, just don’t be surprised if you tune in to our live stream at waltonsinc.com/live and Austin and I look a little haggard!
@stan I did a video where I went over how to use a grinder as a stuffer (you can view it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPIsG8Fp6bw) and some of the disadvantages of it. There are three disadvantages I can think of off of the top of my head right now, it will be a lot slower doing it this way, you won’t be able to stuff really small diameter casings and I dont think it pushes the meat down consistently enough to fill the casings as well as a hand crank stuffer will do.
Those are my thoughts, anyone got a differing opinion or another reason a stuffer is superior?