Is bruised meat ok to eat?

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  1. ChickenChaser34432

    ChickenChaser34432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I processed one of my ducks today. She had a leg injury and was in pain. Upon plucking the injured side I noticed buising of lett back and severe bruising to left thigh and leg. I am wondering if I the bruised meat is ok to eat. IF NOT do I trim it off or is bird ruined
     
  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be fine to eat. In commercial procedures it would be cut off but that is only for aesthetic reasons
     
  3. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I end up with bruised meat, I trim off the bruised/discolored portion and toss it. The rest of the meat is fine.
     
  4. ChickenChaser34432

    ChickenChaser34432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called a meat store & was told to poke brised area with knife tip and soak it in cold salt water. Told that will leach most of it out. Thanx for the replies! OBTW I found a bone in pelvis broken.
     
  5. ChickenCurt

    ChickenCurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI Bruised meat isn't kosher; on the flip side, neither is duck. ;)
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've had store bought chicken with some small bruised areas, we've just eaten them.
     

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