Clean Plates Interview about Grass-fed Meats
We are delighted to be apart of such a wonderful and informative article at Clean Plates about grass-fed beef. Jessica Hamlin at CleanPlates.com recently wrote about Pasture Perfect in the Healthy Pantry section. Here is Jessica’s interview with Tricia from Pasture Perfect.
What are all the grass-fed products you carry?
Pasture Perfect provides a range of grass-fed beef for all applications, for the grill, smoker, oven roasting, and more. Our retail products include a special product line of American Style Kobe which provide for excellent marbling and flavor. American Style Kobe is produced from 100% Wagyu cattle which provides for the excellent meat quality. Our focus is to provide excellence in premium grass fed meats.
Are your grass-fed products 100% grass-fed or are some of them grain-finished, etc.?
We exclusively sell 100% grass fed. Every meat cut meets our exact requirements for quality, tenderness, and comes from cattle never treated with hormones, fed antibiotics, always free ranging and treated humanely and of course only ever 100% grass-fed.
Where is your grass-fed meat raised and processed?
Our cattle are raised by small family farms and processed locally. Our grass fed program require minimum input because mother nature does it best!
Since grass-fed meat is different from conventional meat, what are your tips for how to prepare and cook it?
One important distinction is that because grass fed is leaner than grain finished which means a quicker cook time depending on the cut. Steaks should be grilled at one lesser degree of doneness, such as medium well done to medium. We will be discussing this topic in more detail during our spring newsletter, so stay tuned for more!
“Grass fed beef surprisingly has the same fat content as the same amount of chicken.”
If you have any simple grass-fed meat recipes?
For that rich beef flavor everyone loves, a light salting and nothing more. It goes great with your favorite condiments! That’s as simple as it gets.
Is there anything else you want to share about your grass-fed items or grass-fed meat in general?
Grass fed beef surprisingly has the same fat content as the same amount of chicken. Grass fed beef is higher in vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene and health benefiting fats such as CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), and lower in cholesterol, calories and saturated fats than grain-fed beef. Grass-fed beef has much higher proportions of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids than grain-fed beef. A higher ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 essential fatty acids is important in a healthy diet and reduces the risk of many diseases (the FDA recognizes the value of Omega-3 in reducing the risk of heart disease). Our upcoming newsletter will provide more information on how consumers can eat red meats while also staying healthy!
Thanks Jessica for all these insightful questions.
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