In a study conducted by the USDA and Clemson University, the benefits of grass-fed beef and its nutritional value were outlined.
For a long time question has been raised about the difference between grass-fed beef and grain-fed beef and if one was a better option. A study conducted by the United State Department of Agriculture along with Clemson University showcased how grass-fed beef actually contains less chemicals and fatty elements that can negatively affect human health. Grass-fed beef not only tastes just as good as grain-fed beef but it also contains these 10 major health benefits.
- Lower in total Fat
- Higher in beta-carotene
- Higher in Vitamin E
- Higher in Vitamin B and riboflavin
- Higher in minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium
- Higher in total Omega-3s
- Healthier ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6 fats
- Higher in CLA
- Higher in Vaccenic Acid (which in converted by the body to CLA)
- Lower in saturated fats linked with heart disease
Source: S. K. Duckett, J. P. S. Neel, J. P. Fontenot, and W. M. Clapham; Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: III. Tissue proximate, fatty acid, vitamin, and cholesterol content; Journal of Animal Science; 2009 87: 2961-2970.Tags: Health