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Grass fed VS grain fed ruminants (bison)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 01, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Particularly, I am looking for bison

omega 3/omega 6 raw numbers (not just the ratio) I am looking for mgs of omega 3 and omega 6

and any other differences in nutrition (minerals, CLA's)

if you guys have any links or references that you use to check this stuff, please post that.

Thanks

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 01, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Total PUFA content is 4% of fat, so omega 3 is ballpark 0.5-0.66% of total fat. Grass-fed vs grain-fed there's actually not a huge difference.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on February 01, 2012
at 03:24 PM

thats 5/1 for grassfed and about 8/1 for the grain is my math right

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on February 01, 2012
at 03:19 PM

PUFA is very low (fractions of a gm) for bison and beef regardless. It's not an efficient source of Omega 3's. It's the balance of O6/O3 that is desirable in Grass Fed meat, it's less biased toward O6.

From the USDA NAL Database:

  • Bison, Grassfed, Ground, Raw 400gm: Omega 3: 0.2gm, Omega 6: 1gm
  • Bison, Ground, Raw 400gm: Omega 3: 0.3, Omega 6: 2.3

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on February 01, 2012
at 03:24 PM

thats 5/1 for grassfed and about 8/1 for the grain is my math right

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 01, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Total PUFA content is 4% of fat, so omega 3 is ballpark 0.5-0.66% of total fat. Grass-fed vs grain-fed there's actually not a huge difference.

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