You may have heard that grass-fed beef is healthier for you. Multiple factors contribute to the health factors in grass-fed beef, including the ratio of Omega 3s to 6s, the fact that it contains less fat and calories, and because it has higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
Well, we’ve known that for a long time—it’s the reason we raise our very own grass-fed beef on our Florida ranch. But we wanted to test our own beef, just to be sure.
Well, by “we” we mean we tasked our 6th grader with the duty
Camryn Siverson, proud-third generation cattle farmer here at Pasture Prime, needed an interesting topic for her 6th grade science project. She decided to run an experiment to see just how healthy Pasture Prime grass-fed Wagyu beef is.
To set up the experiment, she had samples from Pasture Prime grass-fed beef and grain-finished store- bought Wagyu beef sent to a lab to compare the nutritional differences.
The clear winner? Pasture Prime beef. Here’s what she found:
In the sample tested, the amount of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) was found to be 0.37 g/100mg sample for the grass-fed wagyu beef, while the CLA level for the grain-fed was 0.14 g/100mg sampled. The results of the Omega 3s testing showed a level of 0.24g/100mg for grass-fed beef and a level of 0.06g/100mg for grain-fed beef. The Omega 6s showed 0.38 g/100mg for grass-fed beef and 0.55 g/100mg for the grain-fed beef.
So what does this really mean?
The samples from our Pasture Prime grass-fed Wagyu beef clearly showed higher levels of CLAs and better Omega 3 and 6 ratios, as compared to the grain-finished Wagyu sample, but what does that mean when it comes to your health?
Well, for starters, scientists have found that diets high in CLAs and Omega 3s help reduce cancers, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Additionally, high CLA levels help with osteoporosis, insulin resistance, inflammation, and they help fight immune system invaders.
Not a bad mix for a delicious, juicy grass-fed beef burger, huh?
Order your grass-fed beef from Pasture Prime today. It’s health food. Really.
Redefine your definition of beef by ordering your very own Pasture Prime Wagyu beef today. The cattle on our sustainable farm are raised and finished entirely on grass. We have a variety of delicious cuts that you can order direct from our website. Not all grass-fed beef is the same. Support farmers who test the nutritional content of their beef.
Enjoy your health. Enjoy our beef.