Kobe beef has gained popularity over the years because it is a highly exclusive type of meat that very few restaurants can offer you in Mexico and the world. Have you ever wondered why Kobe is so desired and popular? We share some information about its origin, certification and how it is classified.
The meat takes its name from the city where it comes from, Kobe is a city located between the mountains and the sea whose most important activity is trade, due to its privileged location that makes it a key point for the import business in the world. It’s the sixth largest city in Japan and capital of Hyōgo prefecture and for years has been the center of production, distribution and certification of Kobe.
According to the regulatory board, Kobe beef is the meat from pure Tajima-gyu steers or cows aged between 28 and 60 months, raised exclusively from the pure breed of Tajima cattle obtained by crossing generations of bulls exclusive to Hyogo prefecture. Lineages that are highly cared for and therefore raise the price of this type of beef cut.
Kobe beef has a high percentage of fat infiltrated in the muscle, which gives it a marbled appearance, in fact there is a classification according to the amount of fat in the cut.
There are two types of classification:
Yield, which determines the number of cuts that can be obtained from the piece, there being 3 levels (A,B,C). To obtain Kobe beef certification it must be A or B.
Quality, depending on marbling, texture, firmness, color and other factors that score the meat on a scale of 1 to 5. To obtain the Kobe chrysanthemum, they can only score 4 and 5.
If you’re not sure how to distinguish Kobe beef you can take the following into account:
The exclusivity of this meat lies in the breeding process, controlled lineage, import protocols and of course the quality, is what makes it an extraordinary culinary experience.
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