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    Chicken livers' color range. Is darker better?

    I bought a few pounds of chicken liver and some are brown while others are red. Why the differences and is one color better than another?

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    Nobody knows?

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    Not a clue but it's a good question. It might have to do with what they are fed or how old they were when they were slaughtered. Actually the second makes some sense. Calf liver is always a lighter color than beef liver.

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    also, how LONG AGO they were slaughtered probably has an influence too. think of the color of fresh ground meat versus if you open the package and expose it to the air for a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonablaze View Post
    also, how LONG AGO they were slaughtered probably has an influence too. think of the color of fresh ground meat versus if you open the package and expose it to the air for a few hours.
    Good point.

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    I see great variation in liver and kidney colours from a range of beasts at my local butcher. I'll ask him next time I'm there
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