Vocabulary Lesson: Organogels and Comminuted Meat

Today’s vocabulary lesson is drawn from a newly published study about meat: The vocabulary words are Organogel (which means “a class of gel composed of a liquid organic phase within a three-dimensional, cross-linked network”) and Comminuted (which means “reduced to minute particles or fragments”).

barbutThe study is: “Potential use of organogels to replace animal fat in comminuted meat products,” S. Barbut [pictured here], J. Wood, A. Marangoni, Meat Science, vol. 122, 2016, pp. 155–162. The authors are at the University of Guelph, Canada.

BONUS (related): Here’s video of a RotoMeat Meat Harvester at work comminuting meat: