Meat is composed of protein, fat, connective tissue, and exudate–its natural “juice.” On average, its muscle mass could contain anywhere from 35 to 60% of the animal’s total body weight.
Three Main Meat Categories:
1. Red Meat: All livestock is considered red meat. This includes beef, pork, goat, and lamb.
2. Poultry: Commonly referred to as white meat, poultry includes chicken and turkey.
3. Seafood: That includes fish, as well as crustaceans, like crab and lobster, and molluscs, like clams, oysters, scallops, and mussels.