Coated meat refers to a type of food product where a layer of coating is added to the surface of the meat before cooking. The coating can be made from a variety of ingredients such as flour, breadcrumbs, or starches, and can be applied in different ways, such as breading, battering, or dusting. The coating helps to improve the texture, flavor, and appearance of the meat, and can also help to retain moisture and reduce oil uptake during cooking.
Coated meat production can use native tapioca starch as an ingredient in the coating mixture to provide desired texture, crispiness, reduced oil uptake, and other benefits.
The benefits of native tapioca starch in coated meat can include:
- Creating desired texture: Tapioca starch can be used to create a desired texture in coated meat products.
- Crispiness: Tapioca starch can improve the crispiness of the coating, making it more enjoyable to eat.
- Reduced oil uptake: Tapioca starch can help reduce the amount of oil absorbed by the meat during the cooking process.
- Increased yield pick up: Tapioca starch can increase the yield pick up, which is the amount of coating that adheres to the meat.
- Clean label: Tapioca starch is a clean label ingredient, which means it is considered to be a natural and minimally processed ingredient.
- Breader: Tapioca starch can be used as a breader for meat products.
- Unique appearance: Tapioca starch can create a unique appearance with a granular type of coating.
- Crunchy texture: Tapioca starch can improve the crunchy texture of the coating, making it more appealing to consumers.