Saturday, March 13, 2010

Is There a Nutritional Differance Between Grass and Grain Fed Beef?

According to a recent article published in Nutrition Journal (10 March 2010), there are nutritional advantages to consuming grass-fed beef. Grass-fed or grass finished beef had higher Omega 3 levels, higher beta carotene levels, Higher Vitamin E levels and a better fatty acid profile. The researchers did caution that grass-fed beef did have a different flavor, aroma and may require cooking modifications.

Practice Tip: Grass-fed or grass finished beef has a superior nutritional profile when compared to grain fed beef but may require a palate change.

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