What are the Health Benefits?
Scientific study shows that meat from pasture-raised animals is SUPERIOR to meat from feedlot-raised animals.
Pastured meat is:
- Lower in total fat with more “good” fats and fewer “bad” fats
- Higher in beta-carotene
- Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
- Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
- Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium
- Higher in total omega-3s
- Has a healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs. 4.84)
- Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
- Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
- Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
- Free of hormones, antibiotics or other drugs
S.K. Duckett et al, Journal of Animal Science, (published online) June 2009, “Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: III. Tissue proximate, fatty acid, vitamin and cholesterol content.”