Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between the cow’s diet and the nutritional value of the meat to the consumer.
- Grass-fed beef contains twice as much beta-carotene as grain-fed beef.
- Grass-fed beef has elevated concentrations of Vitamin E, as much as four times that of grain-fed beef.
- Grass-fed beef is naturally leaner with approximately 27% less fat than corn-fed beef, and lower in calories than grain-fed beef.
- Omega-3 essential fatty acid levels in grass-fed beef are two to four times greater than meat from grain-fed animals.
- Grass-fed beef has the desirable omega-3: omega-6 ratio that is recognized as health promoting.
- Meat from grass-fed animals are the richest known source of CLAs or conjugated linoleic acids. CLAs are currently thought have potent benefits in reducing cancer, atherosclerosis, onset of diabetes and body fat mass.