Grass Fed Beef
Ever consider where your meat is coming from? Now that meat processing plants are closing due to infection, it may be time to consider new sources for fresh meat.
The Off Family Ranch has been raising grass fed beef and bison near Del Norte, Colorado since 1874.
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Nutrition in Grass Fed Beef
One of the most noticeable differences between grain-fed and grass-fed beef is that the fat color is significantly more yellow in grass-fed beef. This is due to the anti-oxidant, beta-carotene which is incorporated into the fat from the cattle grazing on grass. Other nutritional benefits of grass-fed beef are the high Vitamin E, Omega-3:Omega 6 fatty acids ratio and “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA’s content. These properties are linked to healthy brain function, lowering blood pressure, fighting depression and reducing cancer. Grass-fed beef also has 1/2 the saturated fat as grain-fed beef and rivals the fat content of poultry and wild game. Calorie per calorie, lean beef is one of the most nutrient rich foods.