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The greenery used to dress meat packages?

What is the green leafy stuff used to dress the meat market cases and in packages of meat? Is it edible?

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Re: The greenery used to dress meat packages?

Most of the time the butchers use parsley but I haven't seen that in years, even in the upscale grocers in the area.

 

If you are thinking that heavy green leafy vegetable, sometimes kale.

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Re: The greenery used to dress meat packages?

I've seen parsley used which is edible. 

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Re: The greenery used to dress meat packages?

Kale is usually used as a garnish in raw meat displays.  It is edible, but I wouldn't want to eat it after it was touching all that raw meat.

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Re: The greenery used to dress meat packages?

No greenery in my meat.

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Re: The greenery used to dress meat packages?


@Carmie wrote:

Kale is usually used as a garnish in raw meat displays.  It is edible, but I wouldn't want to eat it after it was touching all that raw meat.


i think you are right about it being kale.

 

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@Just Bling wrote:

Most of the time the butchers use parsley but I haven't seen that in years, even in the upscale grocers in the area.

 

If you are thinking that heavy green leafy vegetable, sometimes kale.


Reason I asked: my goofy husband said he had a burger that had "green stuff" on it rather than lettuce. Me: what kind of green stuff.

Him: that green stuff that we see decorating the meat case!

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Re: The greenery used to dress meat packages?

I'm not actually sure why retailers need to "dress-up" meat with greenery.  It makes the meat more atttractive???

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@Carmie wrote:

Kale is usually used as a garnish in raw meat displays.  It is edible, but I wouldn't want to eat it after it was touching all that raw meat.


I wouldn't want to eat it because it's KALE!!! Yuck!

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@granddi wrote:

@Just Bling wrote:

Most of the time the butchers use parsley but I haven't seen that in years, even in the upscale grocers in the area.

 

If you are thinking that heavy green leafy vegetable, sometimes kale.


Reason I asked: my goofy husband said he had a burger that had "green stuff" on it rather than lettuce. Me: what kind of green stuff.

Him: that green stuff that we see decorating the meat case!


It was probably some sort of leaf lettuce.  I never saw a cooked burger with kale on it.