What's the Best Meat in the Grocery Store ?

When going grocery shopping for meat in the grocery store most people tend to just base their decision of appearance and sometimes even size. In regards to Meat Evaluation, appearance goes along way. Appearance includes more than just how big it is or what it looks like in general; factors of appearance include color, the amount of marbling, and what the texture seems to be like by a first look. When looking at color, one should strive to choose meats with brighter/richer colors (ex: your brighter red meats). In addition, quality is a factor of Meat evaluation. Quality includes things like the meat's standard, select, and prime. Lastly, going back to texture; texture is all about the feel. The feel of the meat includes fibers, which should be solid and even. To make your next  tip the meat department in the grocery store a successful one. Take head to the advice above and one to follow.


When choosing poultry you want to go for Grade A poultry with no defects that has decent fat coverings, no exposed flesh, no discoloration, broken bones or missing parts. Grades "B" and "C" poultry are usually the grades of poultry that are on the more negative part of the spectrum where the poultry meat is has exposed flesh, a lot of chops and a lot of cuts.

Grade A

Grade B

Grade C


When buying pork, one should focus on cuts of swine that have a minimum amount of covering the meat outside. In regards to color and marbling, the meat should have a minimum amount of marbling as well with a pale pink color. The small amounts of fats and marbling ensure the best tastes, flavors, and tenderness of the meat. Some swine deformities include aureus, parasites, bacteria, and salmonella. . Pork is not usually USDA not graded in terms of quality.


Your lower grade meat is cheaper; these are grades like the select grade. In addition, Marbling is a key factor in selecting beef is marbling, the meat with a limited amount of marbling can be tougher than others. The select grade is seemingly the good grade to choose from, even though it may not have as much marbling it is still very tender. On the down side, it lacks some flavor and succulence in comparison to the choice and prime grades. Yield grade 1 is the highest grade with a ratio of more lean to fat and the yield grade 5 is the lowest grade with a smaller ratio lean to fat. Some deformities may include bacteria, growth problems that derive from growth hormones, and problems that derive from antibiotics, and dioxins.

Slight Marbling

Moderate Marbling

Abundant Marbling

All of the pictures of the grades of Meat of each animal are listed from their lower to higher grades, for each category the higher grades are the ones that you would go for in a store.

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