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Heart - is it muscle meat or organ meat?

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Created September 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

The heart is an organ but, as a pump, it is also a very strong muscle, so how would you categorize the meat?

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2049 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I thought it tasted more like meat than offal. Very tasty, though, anyway.

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2049 · September 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Lol at the gas! It's all good stuff.

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10234 · September 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Gave me terrible gas though.

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10234 · September 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Both. It's all just food. Last night the chopped duck heart, gizzard and liver all went onto the pan with sausage and butter. It would take a rocket scientist to sort out the offa from the muscle meat. But I believe it was healthy. It also tasted good so I'll be making more.

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14877 · September 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

a "myogenic muscular organ."

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1032 · September 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

It is cardiac muscle, which has a different grain structure than muscle meat (intercalcated discs).

Liver by comparison is made mostly of hepatocytes, kidneys mostly composed of nephrons, etc.

In my opinion, heart tastes more like muscle meat than an orgran.

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2049 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I thought it tasted more like meat than offal. Very tasty, though, anyway.

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26182 · September 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/heart

It's an organ. I would categorize it as Offal.

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2049 · September 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Lol at the gas! It's all good stuff.

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10234 · September 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Both. It's all just food. Last night the chopped duck heart, gizzard and liver all went onto the pan with sausage and butter. It would take a rocket scientist to sort out the offa from the muscle meat. But I believe it was healthy. It also tasted good so I'll be making more.

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10234 · September 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Gave me terrible gas though.

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