Is ground turmeric a meat tenderizer for steak?

Answer Turmeric is a spice that is one ingredient in curry. The Chinese and Indians have used it for years as an anti-inflammatory. It has other healing properties which include acting as a cancer prevent... Read More »

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Is turmeric a meat tenderizer?

Turmeric, which comes from the Curcuma longa plant, is sometimes used as an ingredient in meat tenderizers. However, it is not used alone to tenderize meat. It has a peppery, bitter taste that work... Read More »

Do you always beat your steak with one of those tenderizer mallets?

I can't understand why people do that any more as the meat is hung for 21 days by most reputable butchers now so there should not be a requirement to do this any more.

Why is papain an effective meat tenderizer?

Papain is an enzyme that is extracted from the papaya plant. Its specific action is to disassemble proteins. It makes an effective meat tenderizer because papain works to weaken the molecular struc... Read More »

Is meat tenderizer curing salt?

Meat tenderizer is not curing salt. A meat tenderizer, which is added to meat, usually consists of papain, an enzyme from papayas that breaks down meat fibers. Curing salt, which consists of about ... Read More »