Why does salting meat and fish keep it from spoiling?
In the past, people salted and dried their meat in order to keep it from spoiling as fast as fresh meat. Indians made pemmican, frontiersmen made jerky, etc. Smoking was another way to keep meat from going bad. Now, salted and smoked meat and fish is often a delicacy instead of a necessary way to keep food throughout the year.
The way food was kept in 'Colonial Boston' was fresh, salted, smoked or dried. They kept the animal's alive until needed, they collected the egg's fresh each day as well the milk. They caught there fish each day, extra fish would be salted (this would dry the fish which would keep bacteria from growing) to last longer and for travel. They salted meat as well. They also smoked meat and fish. They stored grain and…
In my research of the subject of salting meat, I read that if the salting is started in cold weather or a cool place right after the animal is killed, then it may very well stay good for years. Of course, this takes into account that you are using the right procedures for salting and are doing it in a sanitary way.
i say maybe but keep googling just incase i say mabe because im a catholic and during a lent wich is 40 days we cant eat meat and i asked my mom if we could eat fish nd she said that she considers that cheating and i asked my dad and he said that fish is meat but it isnt considered as meat but again keep googling just in case
The different market forms of meat include: Fresh meat- meat that is recently slaughtered, and has not been preserved, for example by being frozen or put in a tin. Chilled meat- a meat that is placed in the chiller or slightly cold. Cured meat- to preserve as by salting, smoking, or aging. Processed meat- means of curing meat by a chemical process.
Pioneers had to be creative in gaining their foods, trying different meats and cooking methods. The prepared and stored fresh meats by cutting the meat into chunks and salting it heavily to preserve it. The meat then had to be scrubbed before cooking to remove the salt. Types of meat the pioneers ate: fish eel squirrel venison pigeons wild geese partridge wild turkey hare preserved meat from beef and hog (salt pork, sausage, smoked ham)
The below response just shows that anyone can edit these. Fish is an animal, meat is the flesh of an animal. People who eat fish are not vegetarians, they are Pescetarians if they eat no other animals or by-products of the slaughterhouse. You can argue the technicalities of the term, different dictionary's have different definitions, but in the end fish is not suitable for vegetarians (if that's what you were wondering). ___ no its not…