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    Well done or rare?

    I've looked around and found some confusing information on how to cook your red meats. Are more nutrients retained if you cook it through well done or should it be heated just enough to kill off any harmful organisms? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Well done or rare?

    the raw side of the argument fits more with history and research into ancient cultures. I mean we didn't evolve to eat cooked food. your right about most of the enzymes and nutrients being cooked off at 120 degrees same thing for vegetables.

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    For the sake of discourse, I would agree rare is probably better. But I happen to like it that way anyhow.
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    Re: Well done or rare?

    Some vitamins are destroyed by the heating through cooking, so to retain the most vitamins, you would want to cook as little as possible. However, less cooking increases your chances for food-borne illnesses.

    Personally, I just stick to non-red/lean proteins, such as salmon, chicken, and sometimes pork. I hardly ever eat red meats; maybe about seven to ten times a year. But when I do, medium rare is the preferred choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floridastateU View Post
    the raw side of the argument fits more with history and research into ancient cultures. I mean we didn't evolve to eat cooked food. your right about most of the enzymes and nutrients being cooked off at 120 degrees same thing for vegetables.
    Umm...yes we did.

    Humans began to cook their food with fire over half a million years ago. Are you saying we haven't evolved in half a million years?

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    no ******* im saying most tribes ate and eat raw foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridastateU View Post
    no ******* im saying most tribes ate and eat raw foods.
    And you base this on what?

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    Re: Well done or rare?

    Cook it and eat it how you want...this is silly.

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