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Grass fed beef not available

Answered on April 30, 2015
Created April 03, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I do not have grass fed beef readily available at my local grocery store. Here is my thought, buy the extra lean ground beef, because what I have read the corn is stored in the animal fat.

What I would like to do is supplement the ground meat with coconut oil so the meat would not be too lean to make burgers with or what not.

Has anyone ever done this?

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on April 04, 2013
at 04:25 PM

You're right, grass fed is more expensive than conventional beef. I doubt you'd ever find grass fed ground beef for 1.99/lb, even on sale. It just costs the ranchers more to raise the cattle that way. I have found that Topline's price of 5.99/lb for grass fed ground beef is very competitive and there's no minimum order.

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on April 04, 2013
at 01:18 AM

It's not really all that different than grass-fed, Deb. A little more omega-3s, a little less omega-6s. Hardly enough though to make a big deal of. It's much better for the cow, only minutely better for we cow eaters. :)

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on April 04, 2013
at 12:56 AM

I'm definitely not an expert, but I can attest that I feel great and have great blood test results eating lots of conventional beef, fat and collagen with occasional liver. If I could afford it I'd go with the grass-fed, but as it is I just eat a variety of inexpensive cuts and make lots of bone broth.

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on April 03, 2013
at 11:59 PM

OK, your right the fat does not contain the corn, but is is not the good fat like grass fed

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 03, 2013
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With respect, you live in a different world than I. My budget for food and home supplies is $35-40 per week. I scrounge the meat dept. to find marked-down meat at about 1.99/lb. I also watch for specials on canned tuna, salmon and sardines and buy when I find it. Things like toilet paper have gotten so expensive that I'm squeezed even more (pardon the reference.) Anyhow, that meat looks great but it's way out of my league and that's what I found when I made an order from US Wellness. They require a minimum order and the /lb. price is just impossible for me. I envy those who can afford it.

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on April 29, 2015
at 11:35 PM

Rodabaugh bros. Grass fed canned beef. rbgrassfedbeef. com It is USDA certified grass fed, free range, antibiotic and hormone free. Two ingredients beef chuck roast and sea salt. 5 year shelf life and fully cooked. Great for a quick healthy meal or to take camping or hiking. I recommend for the convenience and the great flavor

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 03, 2013
at 11:46 PM

Beef fat does not contain corn, it's just beef fat. Conventional grain-finished beef is hair less optimal than grass-fed beef. Certainly not "bad" enough to toss perfectly good beef fat as some folks recommend. It's simply a waste of money!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 04, 2013
at 01:18 AM

It's not really all that different than grass-fed, Deb. A little more omega-3s, a little less omega-6s. Hardly enough though to make a big deal of. It's much better for the cow, only minutely better for we cow eaters. :)

6f1b9df910bbb480a73da1e779b17b78

(35)

on April 03, 2013
at 11:59 PM

OK, your right the fat does not contain the corn, but is is not the good fat like grass fed

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 04, 2013
at 12:56 AM

I'm definitely not an expert, but I can attest that I feel great and have great blood test results eating lots of conventional beef, fat and collagen with occasional liver. If I could afford it I'd go with the grass-fed, but as it is I just eat a variety of inexpensive cuts and make lots of bone broth.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 03, 2013
at 11:01 PM

You can buy grass fed and finished beef online at toplinefoods online, really reasonable prices and ship nationwide.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 03, 2013
at 11:11 PM

With respect, you live in a different world than I. My budget for food and home supplies is $35-40 per week. I scrounge the meat dept. to find marked-down meat at about 1.99/lb. I also watch for specials on canned tuna, salmon and sardines and buy when I find it. Things like toilet paper have gotten so expensive that I'm squeezed even more (pardon the reference.) Anyhow, that meat looks great but it's way out of my league and that's what I found when I made an order from US Wellness. They require a minimum order and the /lb. price is just impossible for me. I envy those who can afford it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 04, 2013
at 04:25 PM

You're right, grass fed is more expensive than conventional beef. I doubt you'd ever find grass fed ground beef for 1.99/lb, even on sale. It just costs the ranchers more to raise the cattle that way. I have found that Topline's price of 5.99/lb for grass fed ground beef is very competitive and there's no minimum order.

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on April 30, 2015
at 03:48 PM

Its probably better than nothing, yes. But, remember that grass-fed isnt just about "the corn" and the omega 3:6 ratio. Its also about vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Also, it is about what is not there, such as antibiotics, artificial hormones, other toxic compounds. So, yes, grass-fed (green-fed) beef that is certified organic is optimal and, no, you cannot dress up normal, industrial, beef to be as good as grass-fed beef. It is not anywhere near the same quality in so many respects.. 

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 03, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Your plan makes sense but you might want to proceed cautiously. Many people seem to thrive on coconut products but I'm one of those who can only handle coconut--including the oil--in small doses and I've seen comments by folks who had issues if they used too much.

Hope it works for you!

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on April 03, 2013
at 10:19 PM

This is exactly what I do when I run out of grass-fed or forgot to take it out of the freezer. I have also added the fat I removed from the top of bone broth. It took a few times to get the ratios right.

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