Thursday, 01 September 2011
I'm a big meat-eater, and I always have been. Humans are just too perfectly engineered to hunt and eat animals to be vegetarians. One of the kinds of meat I especially love is veal. I know a lot of people think it's cruel to eat veal, but what most people (like PETA, an extremist organization) don't realize is two vital facts: firstly, that veal is one of the healthiest things you can eat; and secondly, veal of one of the tastiest things you can eat. Basically, there's no reason not to eat veal. That's my opinion, and I'm allowed to have it.
So what are some of the health benefits of veal? World Healthy Foods says that veal has high quality protein with essential acids. It's also a source of just about every vitamin and mineral the human body needs. It's all packed in there by nature, who was trying to give the baby cow every vitamin and mineral the cow body needs. That's one of the great things about eating veal: you know it's right, because it's just so perfectly designed to be good for us.
As for the delicious factor, I don't think I even need to explain that. Anybody who's tried my grandmother's veal meatballs knows what the phrase heaven-on-earth really means. They're just so darn delicious and tender. I could eat them all day long, every day. People who deny themselves that kind of pleasure have no clue what they're even missing in life. I don't want to be one of those people.
And for those of you who don't like meatballs, and instead fall into the deli-meats crowd, there's a veal for you too. Pastrami is fine, I guess, but the real treat is had in sliced sweet baby beef. It's just so tender. They achieve that by not letting the baby cows move at all. Moving builds chewy, stringy muscle tissue. That's why old bull is so hard to swallow. The baby cows are kept nearly completely immobilized until they're slaughtered. Basically, that means less effort for them, and more deliciousness for us.
On top of that, I'm pretty sure the process is terrifying for the cows. Think about it: if you were being slaughtered as a toddler, you'd be scared too. And that's the second part about what makes veal so tasty - fear is delicious. Did you know that cats play with mice before they eat them, because the fear hormones help to tenderize the meat? It's true. The more scared an animal was before it died, the tastier its meat is going to be.
Now I know, a lot of people are going to say it's cruel to kill baby animals, and I'd agree with most animals. I think anybody with a heart would. But anybody with a stomach knows veal is just too good to pass up.
What do you think about this? Do you eat veal, or do you prefer not to? Have you ever before? Did you know about the health benefits of veal?