FRESH MEAT IN THE SINGAPOREAN HOUSEHOLD MEALS

Meat is one of the main sustenance by people that is eaten as food in the household meals. Since prehistoric times, humans have hunted and killed animals for meat. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals such as chickens, sheep, rabbits, pigs and cattle. With the aid of different slaughterhouses, this eventually led to their use in meat production on an industrial scale.

It is normally eaten after it has been cooked and seasoned or processed in a variety of ways. There are many kinds of ways in cooking meat which is mainly composed of water, protein, and fat. Unprocessed meat will spoil or rot within hours or days that’s why we usually cook it. If it is uncooked, this will result of infection easily and decomposition by bacteria and fungi.

Meat is important in economy and culture, even though its mass production and consumption has been determined to pose risks for human health and the environment. Many religions have rules about which meat may or may not be eaten. Vegetarians may abstain from eating meat because of concerns about the ethics of eating meat, environmental effects of meat production or nutritional effects of consumption.

Meat can be broadly classified as "red" or "white" depending on the concentration of myoglobin in muscle fibre.

Red meat contains more narrow muscle fibres that tend to operate over long periods without rest, while white meat contains more broad fibres that tend to work in short fast bursts.

Generally, the meat of adult mammals such as cows, sheep, and horses is considered red, while chicken and turkey breast meat is considered white.

Singaporeans love to eat different kinds of meat as part of their daily meals. We are a multi-cultural country which is home to different culinary cuisines and fresh meat will always be an important ingredient of the dishes for the Singaporeans. Be it beef, lamb, mutton, chicken or pork, this meat is a common dish being cooked in every household for the family. Whatever special occasions we have, be it wedding or anniversaries, a special part of the celebration is enjoying a sumptuous meal of meat dishes for everyone.