Have you stopped eating barbeque meat, because of its being carcinogenic? It is good that you have chosen this way. However, we also know that your desire for barbeque meat would still be prevailing! The food is like that only. One, who has tasted it once, could never forget its taste forever and will turn up again and again to have it. But what about the health!
So, some of the reputed BBQ restaurants from Melbourne in the state are not offering you the healthy and tasty meat, burger and everything. Here is what they do with the meat to keep it good for health.What makes the barbeque meat carcinogenic is creatine, it is an organic acid present in the animals and human muscles and it supply the energy to the muscle cells. When the meat is cooked, a chemical reaction takes place that converts the creatine in to the compound called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). And according to some research, this compound contains cancer causing components in high concentrations.And the formation of this compound takes place in any method of meat cooking, not just the barbeque. However, in barbeque it forms in high concentration because of the high heat and heat smoke cooking method.
Another research on the barbeque meat, says that marination of meat before taking it for barbeque reduces the formation of mentioned carcinogenic compound to a great extent. Therefore, the reputed restaurants who serve barbeque meat or other type of food, marinates the meat for long hours. Some even marinate it overnight.
Cooked at low heat and in low smoke
Low heat and smoke also reduces the formation of carcinogenic compounds in barbeque meat. The restaurants that are known for offering healthy barbeque food follow this technique as well. They cook the meat on maple wood at low heat to give the meat flavor of barbeque, and at the same time keep it as healthy at the max.At these eating places, you can get ribs and burgers, salmon, chicken, lamb, pork and everything that you desire for. And the most important thing is everything is cooked in a healthy way.