Friday, January 8, 2010

Food Science Friday: Comminuted

In the spirit of sharing some food science terminology, we thought we would explain the word "comminuted." Comminuted refers to a food that is reduced in size by chopping, grinding, etc and restructured, Examples include hot dogs, sausage, salami, and bratwurst where the filling is made of ground meats and filled into a casing.

Justin and my brother recently made this comminuted product, hot sausage, with my Italian-American family in Northern California. The full post is coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy those comminuted meat products!