Analysis of kebabs: meat mixture and poor hygiene

On this day we have heard of a recent complaint made by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), after having made a analysis with the objective of determining the quality of the meat usually used in kebabs, a product that has become a fast food option for many people. In fact, it is common to find many of these establishments everywhere.

For this, they have carried out an analysis of 25 kebabs from 25 different establishments located in the capital of Spain (Madrid). The results of the analyzes have been clear: suspend in the maintenance of proper hygiene, meats are mixed Y they are tremendously caloric.

Low hygiene in Kebabs establishments

The different samples that were analyzed presented important deficiencies in hygiene. And is that although it is true that they did not present either listeria or salmonella, 11 of the samples had coliform enterobacteria in high amounts, which is a symptom of fecal contamination.

On the other hand, too many yeasts and molds were found in 13 kebabs. Further, In none of the establishments the chefs wore hats or gloves.

Mix of different meats

Although the establishment requested kebabs with a specific type of meat, the truth is that in the samples different mixtures of different types of meat were found.

For example, 20 of the veal kebabs budgets actually had chicken. In fact, in 6 of the samples more than 60% of the kebab was chicken (and not veal).

In addition, horse meat was present in 7 samples, and turkey in 13 others.

Originally unhealthy

If you have ever visited a kebab establishment you probably have noticed that they tend to sell it as a natural and healthy food. However, did you know that they actually have a lot of fat and a lot of salt? They even brought more calories than a hamburger from other popular fast food establishments, such as Mc Donald's or Burger King.

1 kebab contributes an average of 739 calories, and 4.5 grams of salt. We must bear in mind that the World Health Organization recommends not consuming more than 5 grams of salt per day.

On the other hand, the percentage of fat rich in saturated acids in the analyzed samples ranged between 17% and 30%.

Images | Alex Kehr / Alpha

More information | OCU This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesMeat Food

INDIA or PAKISTAN - Which Country Is Better? (June 2024)