Grass finished beef is one of the most sustainable and healthy options in the meat industry.
It has a higher omega 3 to 6 ratio than grain fed beef, more conjugated linoleic acid which is linked with anti-cancer benefits, and it contains less saturated fat.
This blog post will go over some places for purchasing grass-finished meats as well as tips to choose the best one.
What is grass finished beef?
The term grass finished beef is used to describe meat from cows that have eaten only 100% natural plants and vegetation.
The term comes about as a result of the cattle being finished on pasture rather than being feed grains in order to finish their life cycle.
Grass-finished beef contains significantly more omega 3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), beta-carotene, vitamin E, and other healthful nutrients than grain-fed cow meat.
However, it will also contain higher levels of saturated fat due to its increased fat content per pound.
How much calorie is in grass finished beef?
Grass finished beef has a lower fat content and is more nutritious than regular grain fed beef, but it also has less calories.
A 4 ounce serving of lean grass-finished steak contains about 240 calories whereas a 4 ounce serving of regular grain-fed steak contains about 350 calories, so you can save up to 110 calories per meal if you switch from one type of meat to the other.