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Doneness - Glossary Term

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Beef - Rare, Medium and Well Done
The level or degree of cooking that has been completed for the prepartion of a food. Doneness is typically measured by temperature readings, visual inspections, color, or texture. As an example, in the food industry meat is often prepared to one of six levels of doneness: very rare, rare, medium rare, medium, medium well done, or very well done, each having a different level of color, temperature and texture. Well done is the term that may be used to identify cooking levels between medium well done and very well done.