Hi. I am getting into planning meals for myself and my daughter. I like ground beef. I bought grass-fed ground beef from Whole Foods and cooked it last week. It was great!
Then I bought some non grass-fed this week (cheaper) and I noticed that when I cooked it, notable amounts of fat dripped to the bottom of the storage bowl and looked kinda yucky. I also may have overcooked it a little. Didn't taste as good either. No excess fat noticed in the previous grass-fed meal.
Is it just that particular beef, or is there a real difference between cooking grass-fed and regular beef/ground beef??
Thank you so much!
asked byPlantGirl (468)
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on July 15, 2012
at 02:26 PM
grass-fed beef is naturally leaner, as grains are used to fatten up cattle, as it is not part of their natural diet. You can get leaner grain-fed if you have too, but the fat in grass-fed is healthy with higher concentrations of Omega-3 and CLA fatty acids. Stick with grass-fed as much as possible. Also grass-fed generally is hormone and antibiotic free due to not needing it in a non-crowded environment. Healthy cows make healthy meat.