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Offline Karsten

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I stumbled across an odd thing. At least it is odd to me.

I like to thaw small pieces of salmon in the microwave before putting them on my sandwich. I noticed that during the microwaving the darker areas of meat spark as if there were small pieces of aluminum foil present. Not just some small, barley visible sparks -  real nice sparks. And there is no aluminum foil present. Just the meat on a plastic lid.

What is going on?


 

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Re: Why is the salmon sparking in the microwave oven?
« Reply #1 on: 22/12/2012 22:47:34 »
Higher concentration of myoglobin in the darker areas ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myoglobin#Meat_color

myoglobin contains iron.
« Last Edit: 22/12/2012 22:58:23 by RD »
 

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Re: Why is the salmon sparking in the microwave oven?
« Reply #2 on: 22/12/2012 22:52:23 »
Cool! So interesting. Thanks!
 

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