August 16, 2013

What's in a hot dog?

Hot dog! by sarae
From the excellent article“Applying morphologic techniques to evaluate hotdogs”:
“Hotdog ingredient labels are misleading; most brands are more than 50% water by weight. The amount of meat in most brands comprised less than 10% of the cross-sectional surface area. More expensive brands generally had more meat. All hotdogs contained other tissue types (bone and cartilage) not related to skeletal muscle; brain tissue was not present.” (Photo by sarae.)


  1. I like hotdogs too much to find out what goes into 'em! Ah, the deliciousness of bone, cartilage and anuses!

  2. Joseph, you have successfully suppressed my appetite!


No bad words, thanks!