Grass Fed Basics

Grass Fed Basics

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 join 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

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“I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.”

Deuteronomy 11:15