Beef

Beef

Beef is the culinary name for meat from bovines, especially cattle. Beef can be harvested from cows, bulls, heifers or steers. The world's largest exporters of beef are India, Brazil, Australia and the United States.

About Beef

Beef is the culinary name for meat from bovines, especially domestic cattle. Beef can be harvested from cows, bulls, heifers or steers. It is one of the principal meats used in the cuisine of the Middle East (including Pakistan and Afghanistan), Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Europe and North America, and is also important in Africa, parts of East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Beef is considered a taboo food in some cultures, especially in Indian culture, and hence is eschewed by Hindus and Jains; however, Hinduism's scriptures indicate a recorded history of beef consumption, with the taboo arising at a later period due to the ascendancy of the cow in terms of importance to the farming communities of the time. It is also discouraged among some Buddhists. However it is consumed by people in the states of Kerala and Goa regardless of the religion. Beef muscle meat can be cut into steak, roasts or short ribs.

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