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Most nutritious animal to eat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2013 at 6:23 AM

I'm looking into purchasing an order of meat from a local farm. All grass fed/pastured. I want a variety; there is beef, pork, lamb, turkey, and chicken. Also interested in nutrition on bison and deer. Any info on omega 3-6 ratio and other nutrients? I eat a lot of wild fish already.

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on January 08, 2013
at 05:43 PM

It's the same thing with vegetables. I eat a wide variety of vegetables. They all have nutrients, but I don't eat tomatoes or celery as often as kale and spinach. So I was looking for the "kale" of meat.

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:20 PM

Great thank you! I'm leaning toward getting a 1/4 of a cow and a combination of the others.

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on January 08, 2013
at 08:56 AM

Certain meats are the most nutrient dense in certain nutrients, and others in other nutrients. You still want a good amount of variety.

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:43 AM

I am looking for the most nutrient-dense, highest in omega-3, or bio-available protein. Having been vegan for so long i couls uae a refresher course. I'm just looking for the most bang for my buck.

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on January 08, 2013
at 06:41 AM

imo "most nutritious" is sort of a misnomer. Different meats provide different nutrition.

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on January 08, 2013
at 01:17 PM

If I had to choose I'd go with free-range, grass-fed red meat such as beef or bison. Venison (deer) is very lean and hard to get fat with it, so you often need to add fat of some kind (for example when making venison meatballs or sausage), which ideally would come from some other free-range grass-fed animal. Bison is also lean but not quite as much.

I'd add wild boar to your list if you can, it is nutritious and also has a very interesting sweet flavor.

Generally speaking animals that eat their normal diet and are able to roam about on open land will have more omega 3's. Frankly I don't think there is a way to know exactly what their omega 3/6 ratio is... I am sure it varies a lot by animal, diet, region, when and how they are killed, etc. I've looked for detailed information about this or even a test for how to measure omega 3's and haven't found much. I just try to eat meat that is as close to "normal" (i.e. natural diet, free range, etc).

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:20 PM

Great thank you! I'm leaning toward getting a 1/4 of a cow and a combination of the others.

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on January 08, 2013
at 05:45 PM

See if you can get some suet thrown in from the ruminants, and render your own tallow. Easy to do, and grass-fed tallow comes out golden from the beta-carotene in the animals' diets.

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on January 08, 2013
at 06:33 PM

Grass-fed beef. Stuff is tasty and jam packed with omega-3's. Although as someone already mentioned, a good batch of quality bacon is fantastic also. 2-3 slices with some eggs cooked in coconut oil and the bacon grease - Don't know if you can beat this meal for the long-lasting energy and health benefits!

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on January 08, 2013
at 06:52 AM

Hard to go wrong with beef! Make sure and include the organ meats! However, pork has bacon as a trump card :).

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:29 PM

Thanks everyone for your great responses! I appreciate it.

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:05 PM

I'd say Lamb personally, i've asked a similar question myself on the belief that lamb was slightly better. From the feedback i got i would still say it is slightly in front (my unprofessional opinion)..As you can probably tell i love Lamb! i'm from the U.K so it is as readily available as beef & around the same price, if you are from the U.S, i hear it is quite thin on the ground compared to other meats.

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