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Why Do Birds Have White And Dark Meat? (And Do We?)
Key Facts In This Video
Birds have dark and light meat because they two main twitches of muscle fibers: slow twitch and fast twitch. 00:06
Slow twitch muscles have mitochondria that is pigmented brown, which is why the dark meat of birds is dark. 01:08
Instead of having brownish muscles and white muscles, humans have pink muscles all the way through—what we call red meat. 02:09