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Old 04-14-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Garlic Powder and Ground Beef

Bacterial contamination is more likely to occur in ground beef than in cuts of beef that are not ground.

I've heard that adding garlic powder to ground beef that is to be served rare will destroy any bacteria that are present. Is there any truth in this claim?

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Old 04-14-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC, pelagius.

I seriously doubt the antibacterial effects of powdered garlic. I have no specific scientific evidence to support my claim.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:18 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC, I agree with Andy, where did you hear this claim ? Enjoy this site, it's a good one !
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:10 PM   #4
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Bacterial contamination is more likely to occur in ground beef than in cuts of beef that are not ground.

I've heard that adding garlic powder to ground beef that is to be served rare will destroy any bacteria that are present. Is there any truth in this claim?

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No...But Black Walnut would.
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:12 PM   #5
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It would NOT help. Only acidity and heat would do the trick.
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It WILL keep vampires away though.
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