I need help, sc/out/s!
I bought two beef hearts to make a plain (no seasoning or salt) jerky for pemmican, dried at 115F for about 24 hours, until pliable but cracking. I packed it into quart bags. That was several days ago. I went to try some today, and some pieces have a yellowish white powder on them. Google results list mold, salt deposits and tyrosine crystals as being the most common causes. It doesn't smell like mold, but I didn't salt them. Heart may be higher in tyrosine than most cuts because it's so lean, but I don't know. I don't want to throw out two stuffed quart bags if I don't have to. What do you reccomend?
This is why there is so much waste in america.
I leave shit out all the time , never get sick.
I eat raw eggs , never get salmonella
Mold in my sour cream? scrape it off and eat.
Evolution gave you a nose that can tell when something is dangerous.
The world is far less dangerous than you think it is.
Oh and that jerky? Mine gets like that all the time and I still eat it.
Never once has it made me sick
Actually there's so much waste in America because the industrial food system produces a surplus, but much of it is thrown away rather than distributed to those who might benefit from it because there's no profit motive to do so.
Individual food waste is a drop in the bucket.
I just got off the phone with my aunt who makes jerky all the time. She suggested this, and that I salt it next time. I won't be making pemmican with this batch, but will still eat it if it doesn't get worse after a week or two. Dogs are mad that I didn't give it to them, though. Its their new favorite food.
Worked in restaurants and bakeries most of my life. Every place I worked at that tried to give stuff to charities gave up to some extent because the charities were inconsistent in picking up or simply stopped coming at all. Even places that did stuff like composting and oil collection (for biofuel), which is much easier to deal with logistically, had a lot of issues trying to get consistent pick ups. 50 gallon drums of used fryer oil and commercial dumpsters full or overflowing of composting material spoiling out back is not a good thing for eateries.
Yeah, I have a crappy phone that doesn't focus for shit. It was more to start a thread than to help identification. Unless you can tell the difference between tyrosine and mold spores from a photo.
I've still been snacking on the pieces that don't have that on them. Dogs, too. It doesn't seem to be getting worse, and it tastes fine. I will be adding salt next time, though.