It's about $10 a lb more expensive and doesn't taste as good as the stuff I get from Fresh Market or The Meat Store.
Are the benefits that much better for me nutritionally that I need to go to the extra trouble to order it online, pay more money, and keep sticked in my freezer?
Thanks for all replies.
Are there big differences between grass-fed and your regular old stuff? Yes.
Is it worth it? I can't answer that for you. It depends on finances, priorities, etc.
I always get grass-fed only, but we all are in different places and see things differently.
Here are some good articles on the topic:
There's also the ethical point of not supporting factory farms that torture animals and ruin the country's agricultural system. I like to not support those, aside from the health and taste benefits that come with spending around $2/lb more on grassfed.
I fit doesn't taste as good, you're not cooking it right. Grass fed meat is to be low heat, slow cooked. Never high heat, which is the most common mistake people make with grass fed/finished.
According to Paul Jaminet.
"Looks delicious!!! Does the majority of your meat come from grassfed animals? Or do you usually just buy conventional? on 01 Mar 2011 at 10:12 pm # Paul Jaminet
We usually just buy regular supermarket meats. The animals mostly detoxify the bad diets so there’s not a big difference in healthfulness to us. on 02 Mar 2011 at 1:20 am # Eric W.
Paul, I was under the impression that grassfed meat has a superior omega-3 to omega-6 ratio? on 02 Mar 2011 at 8:51 am # Paul Jaminet
It does. But beef is low in omega-6 even if not grassfed, and you can balance PUFA by eating beef and salmon."
Dave makes the claim he's not Paleo, he's "upgraded" Paleo.
Either way, he has a great series on the health benefits of grass-finished meat and he points out quite readily that if you're paying too much for grass-finished meat, shop at US Wellness. Their prices (when you buy enough at once) are fantastic for the quality that you get. Simply put, as many have said, $10 over the price of grain-finished meat is absurd.
The Jaminets seem to disagree that you NEED to be eating grass-fed meat but I don't think even they would deny the benefits of doing so.
Shop locally for your grass fed: http://www.eatwild.com/products/index.html
If none are close to you, ask if they will ship. Many do.
All excellent & reasonably priced.
Where are you located? You may be surprised to find a farmer near you that raises grassfed beef which you can get at a very reasonable price. The farmer near me is driving distance away, and costs me $5.50/lb for every kind of cut.
Here's a good article....
Pretty much the reasoning behind eating grass fed is that the fat is saturated with high levels of Omega 6s and virtually no Omega 3. A high Omega6 to Omega3 ratio is just trouble on the body.
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