Score Ten for Grass-Fed Beef
Grass-fed beef is better for human health than grain-fed beef in ten different ways, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. The 2009 study was a joint effort between the USDA and researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina. Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef was:
1. Lower in total fat
2. Higher in beta-carotene
3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
6. Higher in total omega-3s
7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
8. Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
S.K. Duckett et al, Journal of Animal Science, (published online) June 2009, “Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: III. Tissue proximate, fatty acid, vitamin and cholesterol content.”
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Is your meat REALLY grass fed?
The fat will be yellow
On the other hand, grain-fed beef will have a thick white layer of fat.
The meat will be tougher
Whereas grain-fed has a softer, buttery texture. This isn’t a strike against grass-fed though; it makes for amazing slow-cook meals and casseroles.
It has a stronger flavor
Or it can be argued, it tastes better!
There’s less marbling
Although grass-fed can still produce some marbling in the muscle, it’s not as consistent as with grain-fed beef.
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