The Benefits of Organic Beef Over Traditional Beef

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Lately more and more food related articles can be seen in the headlines and on social media, which I think is great because consumers are becoming more aware of what they are eating and what they are putting into their bodies. From old news of mad cow disease to pink slime to buying all organic food and pastured meats, we are seeing an increase in interest and buying of organic, grassfed, NON-GMO products.

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We use to buy traditional beef in the stores but stopped, finally, and ordered grassfed organic beef online from a farm which comes to the Green Market we sell at once a month. We order online and pick up on market day. It makes for very convenient ordering and buying.

So what are the benefits of organic beef over traditional beef?


The Benefits of Organic Beef Over Traditional Beef

Loony Acres Neighbor's Dutch Belted cows collage

1. No fillers (such as pink slime).

2. More Omegas-3 and much more nutritious. “In B-vitamins, beta-carotene (look for yellow fat), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), vitamin K, and trace minerals like magnesium, calcium, and selenium. Studies show grass feeding results in higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid, the “good” naturally occurring trans fat.” (Source: marksdailyapple.com)

3. No pesticides or chemicals. Generally speaking, organic and grassfed farms do not use pesticides or any other chemicals.

4. Cattle are happier and healthier. There are less diseases and illness among grassfed beef, if raised correctly. The cows get plenty of sunshine, fresh air and pasture. Only if a cow is not performing well or does not possess the breeding qualities a farmer wants to continue putting into his or her herd, will he or she cull (kill) or sell the cow.

5. NON-GMO. Most organic farmers do not use GMO products. Take us for example, when we planted our pasture we used NON-GMO seeds. Our grain that we feed our cows is organic, NON-GMO.

6. Less fat content. Organic, grassfed beef is typically lower in fat than traditional beef. That is why it has to be cooked slightly differently than traditional beef. (see #2).

If you would like to buy organic beef, visit
http://www.americanfarmersnetwork.com/beef.html

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11 comments

  1. We buy organic beef now for the flavor and that it just seems better. Non-organic beef we’d get would go bad so quickly, even in the freezer, and just taste funny (spoiled).

  2. We only buy organic meats now a days. It really is so much better and you can honestly taste the difference.

  3. Donna says:

    I try to buy organic whenever possible. I would rather my son eat only organic.

  4. Liz Mays says:

    I definitely didn’t know it had to be cooked a wee bit differently! That’s so interesting!

  5. I should look into buying organic. I don’t like all those additives they put in regular meats.

  6. Crystal says:

    I buy organic fruits & veggies, but my next step needs to be buying organic meat. I didn’t know how big the difference was between organic and traditional.

  7. HilLesha says:

    I don’t eat meat, but I’ll have to tell my husband about this. He LOVES beef.

  8. Ty says:

    This is extremely interesting! I always try to buy organic when my budgets allows it.

  9. Jenn says:

    Great reasons why we should buy organic!

  10. Angela says:

    I only buy grass fed butter. But buying organic beef depends on my budget.

  11. Marcie W. says:

    I always try to purchase organic meat and usually have no problem. I can definitely taste a real difference too!

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