Asylum Debunks 10 Gross Food Myths
4. Hamburger meat shouldn't be brown on the inside.
The reddish hue associated with freshly ground red meat is called "bloom," and is the result of a chemical reaction between the meat and oxygen. If the inside portion of ground meat is darker, it's due to a lack of oxygen exposure and poses no health or freshness risks. Just watch out for that pesky Hamburglar. We hear he even likes 'em raw.
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