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Non-grass fed organ Meat

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Created July 08, 2011 at 5:10 PM

I live in Dubai and now we can buy grass fed beef in the supermarkets, however the organ meat is very unlikely to be grass fed, and if it is they do not say it is.

I want to get more liver and heart in my diet, but would i be wasting my time eating it as it is not grass fed? Is it more important to eat good quality organ meat as some are waste eliminating organs?

On a side note, do they grain feed lamb? I can buy New Zealand lamb liver and heart here.

Thanks for your resonses.

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407 · July 08, 2011 at 11:54 PM

That's where it gets filtered, but it doesn't stay there. The "bad stuff" gets filtered by the liver/kidneys, then is passed as waste.

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5904 · July 08, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I asked my butcher (in Aus) and he said the lamb is grass fed.

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255 · July 08, 2011 at 6:35 PM

new zealand lamb. so good..... *stomach rumbles*

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449 · July 08, 2011 at 6:19 PM

agreed...I would think you would only want to eat Liver from grass fed and hormone free animals as that's where the bad "stuff" gets filtered

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15385 · July 08, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I believe the organ meat from grain-fed animals is still very good for you, though grass-fed is better. There are lots of nutrients that are hard to get anywhere else in the same concentration besides organ meats. I would be more worried about the animal being healthy and free of disease rather than what it is fed, since many animals raised in feed lots lead unhealthy lives.

In my experience, lamb from New Zealand is almost always grass-fed, while lamb from America is usually grain-fed. It usually says so on the package. You can also tell by the meat, which is paler and usually with larger lobes of meat and less flavor when grain-fed.

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5904 · July 08, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I asked my butcher (in Aus) and he said the lamb is grass fed.

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2052 · July 08, 2011 at 5:19 PM

well heart I wouldn't worry about being not grass fed as it's very lean... Liver I would probably do without. As for NZ lamb, I think there are some farmers who supplement with grain, but as far as I know it's not a widespread practice.

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407 · July 08, 2011 at 11:54 PM

That's where it gets filtered, but it doesn't stay there. The "bad stuff" gets filtered by the liver/kidneys, then is passed as waste.

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449 · July 08, 2011 at 6:19 PM

agreed...I would think you would only want to eat Liver from grass fed and hormone free animals as that's where the bad "stuff" gets filtered

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0 · January 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Hi, where in Dubai do you get NZ lamb liver & heart? I never ate any organ meats however, I visited a Restoration doctor in SA and I have to include liver in my diet for various reasons... this is VERY new to me... tried for the past 2 days to find somewhere where I can get liver however, no one seems to sell it here... best I can get is organic chicken liver. Please let me know where I can get lamb liver. Thx AV

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571 · July 09, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I don't have access to pastured offals all the time. I could buy it frozen, but i prefer fresh grain-fed liver over frozen grass-fed liver.

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1960 · July 08, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Some good info here at Mark's Daily Apple.

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497 · July 08, 2011 at 5:38 PM

i aggree with unclelonghair.. + if you can get organic organs that would probably be better coz you never know about the use of hormones and the build up of them in the kidneys and livers of these animals. i find it hard to find grass fed beef here in the UK, but i do eat organic welsh lamb and organs.

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