In order to get the healty benefits of bowels, I will eat some Liver the next days. As it is not possible for me to become a nice and clean liver from grass fed cattle, I have to buy convetional beef liver.
Luckily it is also possible to buy calf??s liver. I am sure, that a calf is by far not that messed up with chemicals, antibiotics etc, as their adult relatives and so their liver should be much more clean....
But! Does it already contain those healty nutrients? Or does a liver, like a good whiskey,(hopefully not consumed by the calf) has to mature and grow to develop "the good stuff"?
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on March 30, 2011
at 01:12 AM
I just had grass-fed beef liver for the first time, after eating conventionally raised calf liver for the last couple of months. I noticed that the grass-fed beef liver had a noticeably more "pungent" smell and taste, which wasn't very appealing... I hope this isn't always the case!
on March 10, 2011
at 07:17 PM
I personally wouldn't eat liver from a conventionally-raised cow or calf. The liver is, after all, a filtering organ, and I try hard to avoid the stuff in conventional animals.
I'm no scientist, so I don't know whether that's a valid concern, but it concerns me enough to stick with grass-fed, organic beef.
on March 10, 2011
at 09:05 PM
An animal with a correct diet would have, within a normal range, an appropriate quantity of the various micronutrients in their organs and would excrete the excess. As such, a calf or lamb have sufficient quantities: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/lamb-veal-and-game-products/4669/2
That said, I would recommend no more than 1/2 lb of liver a week as a result of the significant levels of copper and particularly preformed vitamin A. If you want to get the other micros the rest of the week, you could do 1/4lb of liver twice a week and 1/4lb of kidney every day for the remaining 5 without risk of toxicity.