If you want to switch from grain-fed, conventional beef to grass-fed beef, we’ve got good news for you. Grass-fed beef is more healthy to eat than conventional beef. In addition, it’s also better for the environment, and can even help out your local economy when you buy directly from ranchers. Keep reading to learn more, or visit our website.
Grass-fed beef is leaner than conventional beef. Since grass-fed cows are allowed to naturally roam and graze, they have a much higher muscle integrity than conventionally-raised cows. The diets of grass-fed cows also help their meat to be higher in helpful antioxidants and vitamins, and a beneficial fat called conjugated linoleic acid (otherwise known as CLA). CLA has been tied back to improved immunity and anti-inflammation benefits.
In addition, grass-fed beef contains about 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than standard beef. These fatty acids are known to help slow the buildup of plaque in arteries, lower blood pressure, and even reduce the likelihood of heart attack or stroke. Grass-fed beef is also considered superior in a food safety aspect, as it is less likely to contain “superbugs” that are resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. This can be a problem with conventional beef, as those cows are regularly fed antibiotics whether they need them or not. To find out more about why grass-fed beef is superior to conventional beef, visit our blog.
When you’re shopping, remember that there is no USDA standard for “grass-fed beef.” Independent certifications also have varying criteria, so it’s worth it to do your research into individual brands and find some you like.
It’s always best to buy directly from the rancher if you can. Not only are you supporting a local farm, but you also then get the chance to ask questions about how the cows were raised. Were they grain-finished, given any hormones or antibiotics? These are questions that a local farm could answer so you can make the best decision for your family.
At Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch, we’re ready to serve you the finest grass-fed beef, and answer all your questions along the way. Visit our website today to get some for yourself.