Think about the life of a farm animal. What do you picture? If you think a field of green grass is too ideal, then think again. Grass-fed and pasture-raised isn’t just picturesque; it’s healthier for the animal and for us.
Meat from cattle raised on grass contains lower totals of saturated and mono-unsaturated fat. More importantly, it has higher levels of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and B-vitamins. Even better, animals that have space to roam may also contain a lower risk of bacterial contamination.
Green open pastures keep the animals and the environment happy. Well-managed grazing naturally spreads manure to support soil fertility. This fertility encourages ideal forage growth, reduces erosion and water pollution, and increases carbon sequestration. It creates a harmony that preserves biodiversity and wildlife. What’s not to love about grass-fed?
Start cooking with grass-fed beef using these tips and recipes below!