Are you interested in learning more about adding Halal foods to your diet? Here are the top 4 reasons to eat Halal foods.
1. Ethical Slaughter Practices
In order for meat to qualify as Halal, the slaughter of the animal must be done under strict guidelines set by Islamic law.
The guidelines for Halal slaughter are as follows:
- The animal must live a peaceful and healthy life before slaughter
- Animals should never see another animal being slaughtered
- The animal should not be in fear or pain at the time of slaughter
- Bismillah (“in the name of God”) must be uttered at the time of the slaughter
- Animals must be swiftly killed with one slice to the throat to ensure a quick death
2. No Blood
All animals that are slaughtered for Halal meat are required to be fully drained of blood before the meat is processed.
Blood is widely recognized to be a source of toxins and harmful bacteria. Eliminating as much blood as possible from the meat helps to ensure that the meat is pure, safe, and healthy.
The draining of blood is not only done to ensure that the meat is healthy; it is also done to produce the best possible taste.
Blood – in addition to containing bacteria and toxins – also contains lactic acid. Lactic acid has the tendency to have a negative impact on taste. The presence of blood may also negatively affect the meat’s ability to absorb and work with seasonings.
It is widely understood that Halal meats generally have a much fresher, flavorful, and pleasant taste than non-Halal foods.
One of the most concerning issues within the modern food industry is the use of preservatives, hormones, and antibiotics.
While preservatives are ideal for preserving the freshness of food over a long period of time, they introduce harmful chemicals into the body. Hormones have been recognized to disrupt the body’s natural hormones, and certain types have been identified as harmful carcinogens. Antibiotics are useful for preventing bacteria growth, but they have also been recognized to be the root cause of antibiotic resistance buildup.
All foods are preservative, hormone, and antibiotic-free. This ultimately allows the resulting food product to be as healthy as possible.
With the information you have learned here, you will have a thorough understanding of the top 4 reasons to eat Halal foods.
We offer the following services:
- Meat & Poultry Halal Certification
- Pharmaceutical Halal Certification
- Cosmetics Halal Certification
- Dry Goods Halal Certification
- Halal Food Service Training
We will provide both supervision and Halal certification services for any and all American businesses that wish to provide their customers with Halal food – whether it be meat and poultry, dry goods, or pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. We also provide comprehensive Halal food service training.
For more information about obtaining American halal certification or to apply for Halal certification, give us a call at 410-548-1728.