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The Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

There are many benefits to eating grass fed beef--- to you, your family and to the environment.

5 Things You Need To Know About Grass-Fed Beef - The Daily Beast (2010)

All of our grass fed beef is frozen at the processor and is stored in our warehouse freezers. These cuts are sold while still frozen at the Farmer's Market and our Retail Counter in Round Rock. The article here from The Atlantic lays out the benefits to freezing grass fed beef - The Atlantic (2011).

Pros and Cons of Freezing Meats, Fish, and Produce - The Paleo Diet (2015)

 

Lower in Fat

Grass fed beef is much lower in fat than grain fed beef. The chart below gives you a sense of the differences.

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Data from J. Animal Sci 80(5):1202-11

Lower in Calories

Since grass fed beef is lower in fat, it is also lower in calories. Over the course of a year, this could be big deal for you and your family. For the average person who eats 67 lbs. of meat in a year, this could result in 17,700 fewer calories; for a family of four this could mean over 70,000 fewer calories by eating grass fed beef.

Full of Good "Stuff" for Your Family and You

Grass fed beef is a natural source of good nutrients that are important to your health. These include:

  • Omega 3 or "good fat" which comes from the extra green grass that the cattle eat and helps the health of your heart and brain.
  • CLA, conjugated linoleic acid, which has been shown to help prevent cancer in lab animals.
  • Vitamin E which is linked to lower heart disease and cancer and possible anti-aging advantages, is four times higher in grass fed beef than other meat options.

To learn more about the grass fed beef go to the following links:

Grass Fed vs. Grain Fed Beef

www.americangrassfed.org

www.eatwild.com