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# 171451 18-Apr-2015 19:30
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Hey guys.

So at my local supermarket they have "Mince Beef" and "Premium Minced beef"

What is the difference? They look pretty much the same as far as I can tell, but haven't really studied them.

I buy the "Premium" simply because it says Premium, but now would like to know exactly what im paying for.

Also, would anybody else like a "food" section here on GZ?

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  # 1286946 18-Apr-2015 19:34
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I always thought Premium has less fat and more lean meat in it. But then again I always buy what is cheapest.

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  # 1286947 18-Apr-2015 19:34
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Could be wrong, but pretty sure it's primarily the fat content. Premium has less fat. 




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  # 1286949 18-Apr-2015 19:43
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Mince is a family favorite because it's versatile, affordable, goes a long way and is tasty too.

Mince is available in a range of meats and grades.

Beef Mince

Beef mince comes in three grades.

 

  • Premium - is less than 5% total fat and meets the Heart Foundation Tick criterion of 4% less saturated fat.
  • Prime - is less than 10% fat.
  • Standard - has a fat content of 10-20%.
Lamb Mince

Trim lamb mince has less than 10% total fat.

Pork Mince

100% New Zealand Trim Pork Mince is less than 10% total fat and meets the Heart Foundation Tick criterion of 4% or less saturated fat.




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  # 1286950 18-Apr-2015 19:50
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Different cuts of meat are used. Essentially with basic mince you're getting cheaper cuts with higher fat.



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  # 1286970 18-Apr-2015 20:40
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one has 25% fat one has 19% fat. these are different between every butchery. eg 15 vs 20, some are a whopping 20 vs 30




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  # 1286971 18-Apr-2015 20:41
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Presso: Mince is a family favorite because it's versatile, affordable, goes a long way and is tasty too.

Mince is available in a range of meats and grades.

Beef Mince

Beef mince comes in three grades.

 

  • Premium - is less than 5% total fat and meets the Heart Foundation Tick criterion of 4% less saturated fat.
  • Prime - is less than 10% fat.
  • Standard - has a fat content of 10-20%..

i asked my New World butcher and he says 19 vs 25.

I also watched "what are you eating" show (no longer running) and they gave those variations after massey uni lab testing




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  # 1286984 18-Apr-2015 20:59
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I must admit I tend to go to my local butcher for that kind of thing. Its mainly because I often choose different cuts of meat to be used depending on what I am wanting it for.





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  # 1287004 18-Apr-2015 21:38
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Presso: Mince is a family favorite because it's versatile, affordable, goes a long way and is tasty too.

Mince is available in a range of meats and grades.

Beef Mince

Beef mince comes in three grades.

  • Premium - is less than 5% total fat and meets the Heart Foundation Tick criterion of 4% less saturated fat.

  • Prime - is less than 10% fat.

  • Standard - has a fat content of 10-20%..



i asked my New World butcher and he says 19 vs 25.

I also watched "what are you eating" show (no longer running) and they gave those variations after massey uni lab testing


Presso's quote came from Fresh Choice.

This is from New World

Premium mince has less fat compared to 'standard' mince. Premium mince is defined as being 95% visual lean meat while 'standard' mince is defined as being at least 85% visual lean meat. Check the label on the pack to see which sort you are buying."

Note neither 19 or 25 qualifies as "Standard" does your NW beef mince look more like Pork .? :-D

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  # 1287009 18-Apr-2015 21:43
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maybe he was wrong, but what's really in our food had an episode on this very thing ...




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  # 1287010 18-Apr-2015 21:43
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Depends on what you are cooking, the lower fat ones seem to be a bit worse when making tacos which is the limit of my cooking skilset.




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  # 1287017 18-Apr-2015 21:51
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Probably the fat content.

UK supermarkets actually label mince with the average fat percentage; I think premium is 5% or less from memory but it's been a long time since I bought mince there!





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  # 1287030 18-Apr-2015 22:11
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Less brains and eyeballs.

(I've been vegetarian for 5+ years, and haven't eaten mince in probably 25 years).

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  # 1287040 18-Apr-2015 22:48
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Pretty sure it is percentage of fat. I always buy premium. I always boil off the fat anyway, and quite a lot comes out of it..  Fair go I believe did a story on it where they measured the fat contents on the different types of meat, and I recall some of the premium ones they tested had the same fat content of the regular mince.



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  # 1287050 18-Apr-2015 23:53
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Good replies.

Thanks guys :)

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