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Whole Foods New Zealand Ground Lamb: 1. grass fed? 2. how old?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Does anyone know if this ground lamb from Whole Foods (from New Zealand) is:

  1. Grass Fed?

  2. How old is it likely to be? (I don't think it is shipped frozen, and New Zealand is pretty far away from Philadelphia). From what I understand, lamb (unlike beef) is not intentionally aged. How many days is it likely to be from slaughter to dinner? (Guesses are fine).

Thanks,

Mike

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on June 20, 2012
at 02:15 AM

thanks MathGirl, that makes sense.

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on June 19, 2012
at 02:19 PM

The nutrition label is for the food as it is in the package.

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on June 19, 2012
at 01:20 PM

BTW, is this label for RAW or COOKED??????????

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on June 19, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Thanks Stacey. I will ask, but sometimes (like with tech support), if you call 3 times, you get 3 answers. I figured folks here had already asked, so if a number of people say: yes, grassed, I'd have a warmer & fuzzier feeling about it.

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on June 19, 2012
at 01:24 PM

Basically all NZ beef and lamb products are grass fed

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on June 19, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Why don't you ask them? The butchers at Whole Foods are pretty knowledgeable. Anyway, I can't answer the "how old?" question, but I've asked the grass-fed one myself and the answer is yes.

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on June 19, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Thanks Stacey. I will ask, but sometimes (like with tech support), if you call 3 times, you get 3 answers. I figured folks here had already asked, so if a number of people say: yes, grassed, I'd have a warmer & fuzzier feeling about it.

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on August 22, 2012
at 05:26 PM

What's the big deal with Whole Foods and New Zealand? We had perfectly good local raw lamb dog food which they eliminated in favor of New Zealand lamb. And looking around, lots of products in the store are from New Zealand. Ever hear of global dimming from jet airplane exhaust?

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on June 19, 2012
at 02:00 PM

Just my two cents - I eat local (Canadian) organic ground lamb regularly. Once, I bought some NZ ground lamb, albeit not from Whole Foods. I couldn't get over how different it tastes from the local stuff - like a totally different animal. And not at all to my taste, I couldn't finish it.

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on June 19, 2012
at 01:36 PM

It's good. Eat it! Do you have a good recipe?

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