Why Is Fish Not Considered A Meat?


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Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
It depends how you  define meat. The usual definition is that meat is the flesh of an animal used for food - in which case, fish is certainly meat. I have heard that it was originally classed as non-meat to get just around certain religious restrictions, which makes sense - or it might have arisen because fish generally tastes different from "typical" meat. Anyway, from a protein point of view it is meat all right.

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Tara Bigsby Profile
Tara Bigsby answered
No not a meat. Beef & pork are usually considered meat, while turkey & chicken are poultry - though still not consumed by vegetarians.

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