Things You Didn't Know About Grass-Fed Meat

healthy fats

grass-fed cows significantly improve the fatty acid composition of beef. Grass-fed meats are also richer in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids

sources of protein

grass-fed ground beef boasts about 18 grams of the muscle-building macro. "The amino acids are also more bioavailable than plant-based protein sources


Glutathione (GT), is a new protein identified in foods that has the profound ability to get rid of free radicals within the cell are higher in grass-fed beef than grain-fed


 which acts as an antioxidant, than grain-fed. "Vitamin E helps delay the oxidative deterioration of the meat grass-fed meat also contains higher levels of vitamin A

improve  biodiversity

Plants, wildlife, microorganisms, and fungi have evolved in a symbiotic relationship with grazing animals for thousands of years

carry less E. coli

Most bacteria are killed by the acid of stomach juice, but E. coli from grain-fed cattle are resistant to strong acids grain-fed cows are more susceptible to E. coli

reach full weight

Grass-fed cattle take a longer time to reach full weight in comparison to grain-fed cattle because grass-fed cattle are allowed

resistance in people

Cattle are meant to eat grass, not feedlot corn and grain It takes longer for a grass-fed steer to grow to full maturity or antibiotics to promote growth.

environmentally friendly

About 460 gallons of water are required to produce a mere quarter pound of beef—which is nearly what you'd find in a McDonald's Big Mac

tastes differently

Most grain-fed beef is finished off with a diet including corn. This creates a slightly sweeter flavor and much more marbling quite simply more like meat.