Why Does Grilling Turn Meat Brown?

There's nothing quite like cutting into a medium-rare steak and revealing a beautiful gradient from red to brown. But what causes that color difference? Why does red meat turn brown? According to the video below, it's thanks to the same protein that made the meat brown in the first place.

Why Does Red Meat Turn Brown When Cooked?

It's all due to myoglobin.

Why Is Red Meat Red?

It's not blood.

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Written by Curiosity Staff February 2, 2017