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How is this beef so lean? Impossible right?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 08, 2012 at 2:25 PM

This does not make any sense to me http://skinnybeef.com/index.html

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 09, 2012
at 10:52 AM

I've no interest in super lean beef, why would I go through the hassle of calling them? If I were interested in ordering from them, then, yes, I would.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 09, 2012
at 02:40 AM

That's not so bad. I was trying to find a farm that ships grassfed beef on eatwild.com and it was $10-13/lb plus shipping.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on January 08, 2012
at 09:09 PM

did you call the company and ask them if they use this stuff?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on January 08, 2012
at 02:50 PM

It's worse than that, they have drugs now to produce lean pork, perhaps they fed the same, or same kind of thing to cows?

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4145b36f1488224964edac6258b75aff

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on January 08, 2012
at 02:38 PM

It's not impossible, just ridiculously undesirable. I mean they're even grass-feeding their cows and then throwing out any extra fat they might have on them to market to fat-phobes. What the hell. I wonder if I call them up if they'll give me the suet for free...

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 08, 2012
at 02:57 PM

Yup, a quick google found it. They're probably feeding Paylean?? (Ractopamine hydrochloride) to cattle now, probably the Optaflexx version.

There was some controversy with this being fed to pigs to the point where China refused to accept pigs fed with Paylean unless they were off it for a few weeks before butchering. Yes, that paragon of pollution realized that this stuff is carcinogenic and would not want to feed it to their own population.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on January 08, 2012
at 09:09 PM

did you call the company and ask them if they use this stuff?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:52 AM

I've no interest in super lean beef, why would I go through the hassle of calling them? If I were interested in ordering from them, then, yes, I would.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 08, 2012
at 02:36 PM

It makes sense to me. Frankly if they are picking breeds naturally less fat, and not letting them fatten up, the result will be very lean beef.

But frankly, I bet it tastes like ass.

This is the main reason why no one eats CAFO pork anymore unless it's heavily "reconstituted" with a salt solution, or in bacon/sausage. It's because years ago, the Pork industry wanted to make pork "lean", and now it's just chicken with an oink... squeaky, tough meat with no flavor or fat.

I buy grassfed Angus beef that is not fattened from a local rancher, and most people I know who are acclimated to CAFO beef think it is dry and gamey. I can only imagine this is worse, considerably.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on January 08, 2012
at 02:50 PM

It's worse than that, they have drugs now to produce lean pork, perhaps they fed the same, or same kind of thing to cows?

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25b139cc1954456d9ea469e40f984cd3

on January 09, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Do they also sell alcohol-free vodka?

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1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

on January 08, 2012
at 08:34 PM

Pffft. $8.00 a pound. Must have been invented by a Goldman-Sachs farmer.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 09, 2012
at 02:40 AM

That's not so bad. I was trying to find a farm that ships grassfed beef on eatwild.com and it was $10-13/lb plus shipping.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 08, 2012
at 06:52 PM

Sounds like venison, that's something you don't want to eat the fat on - unless you like fat that will coat the roof of your mouth with something that tastes like the outside of the deer smells like.

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