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Grass-fed Pork Breakfast Sausage

Commented on September 29, 2014
Created July 20, 2010 at 5:38 PM

I recently bought these:http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=721 Since I try and keep up with Fitday,can't seem to get an idea of nutritional info. I don't think they are the same nutritional as regular pork breakfast sausages as grass-fed meats tend to be leaner. Anyone have any guess as to calories/protein/fat per link?? Thanks!

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on July 20, 2010
at 09:00 PM

Oh,your right. I guess it would just fall under pork breakfast sausage then???

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on August 06, 2010
at 01:27 PM

Pork cannot be "grass-fed" since pigs are omnivores and could not survive on a diet of grass. What you want is pastured pork; the pigs are allowed to forage. I don't think pigs confined in a fence of any size could possibly provide for their own nutritional needs, however, which is why so much pork is grain-fed, even when raised by very small-scale farmers. Ideally the pigs would eat a varied diet. We are lucky enough to get pork raised on a diversified farm, so the pigs eat lots of veggies, sour milk, and the like. The sausage is very fatty, not lean at all - and I like it that way!

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on September 29, 2014
at 03:06 AM

Here's a paper that compares the "health" of domestic pigs on a paleo diet vs modern cereal based diet.... though both diets end badly for the pigs. ;)

A Paleolithic diet confers higher insulin sensitivity, lower C-reactive protein and lower blood pressure than a cereal-based diet in domestic pigs

http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/3/1/39

 

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on July 20, 2010
at 07:00 PM

AFAIK, the pork from US Wellness is not grass-fed.

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at 09:00 PM

Oh,your right. I guess it would just fall under pork breakfast sausage then???

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on July 20, 2010
at 06:18 PM

My only guess is that it's very hard to guess... :) As it would depend on the proportion of muscle meat to fat and gristle used in the sausage (and any filler ingredients, which are sometimes used). Even if the actual meat is leaner, that doesn't mean the final mix of meat and fat from the same animal into a sausage would be comparable to the meat by itself. Hope that makes sense.

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