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Do You Eat Grass Fed Beef?

I picked up a 10 oz naturally raised sirloin steak today. It’s grass fed, so I’m curious to see what it tastes like. I plan to eat it on Tuesday after my workout. Just curious, how many of you eat grass fed beef? I only tried it once before, but it was a tough meat and I marinated the hell out of it so that I could hardly taste the beef in the end. This cut I’ll be cooking straight up. The majority of the meat I eat is the grain-fed crap. That’s why I don’t like eating too much beef. I’m going to try and eat more grass fed, but it’s pretty pricey and difficult to find in a market. I either have to go to this organic market or special butcher.

you’re not going to be able to tell a difference in taste.

question though, does vegetarian diet mean it’s grass-fed? after all, the grain crap they feed them isn’t meat, so it sounds like a marketing loophole

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
you’re not going to be able to tell a difference in taste.

question though, does vegetarian diet mean it’s grass-fed? after all, the grain crap they feed them isn’t meat, so it sounds like a marketing loophole[/quote]

No, vegetarian diet is meaningless as they can still feed grain. However, they can’t feed animal by-products like they do with conventional feedlot beef, so it’s a lesser evil for sure.

I eat mostly grass fed beef and buffalo, and I think there is a slight taste difference. Basically, grass fed beef has flavor… I’ve found that the fat in grass-fed beef is a bit stronger flavored than grain-fed, but it’s an acquired taste. It’s like when you eat you first pastured chicken. It’s weird because the meat itself actually has flavor, when we’re used to flavorless chicken breasts from sickly chickens.

I can’t find grass fed beef in any supermarket by my house…I asked the butcher there if they had grass fed beef and he said “I’ve never heard of that before”

Pastured chicken? what is that?

most likely free-range chicken. though the laws on that are a bit sketchy, meaning the chickens could be limited to open space for a minute amount of time (not sure of the specifics).

i used to get these great grass-fed burgers from trader joe’s but i haven’t seen them there in a while

What pisses me off to no end is when they advertise meat as being “corn-fed” or “grain-fed” as if that’s a good thing!!!

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
you’re not going to be able to tell a difference in taste.

question though, does vegetarian diet mean it’s grass-fed? after all, the grain crap they feed them isn’t meat, so it sounds like a marketing loophole[/quote]

Are you sure you were getting grass fed then? It has a “gamey” taste to it compared to the regular grain fed, plus it usually has Omega 3’s and other beneficial fats in. I actually prefer the taste of grain fed steaks, but I know grass fed is better so I get it when I can afford it.

[quote]fatcat wrote:
jehovasfitness wrote:
you’re not going to be able to tell a difference in taste.

question though, does vegetarian diet mean it’s grass-fed? after all, the grain crap they feed them isn’t meat, so it sounds like a marketing loophole

Are you sure you were getting grass fed then? It has a “gamey” taste to it compared to the regular grain fed, plus it usually has Omega 3’s and other beneficial fats in. I actually prefer the taste of grain fed steaks, but I know grass fed is better so I get it when I can afford it.[/quote]

Some grass-fed cows are finished with grains to help improve the taste. I think if it’s 100% grass-fed then you get that gamey taste. However, I don’t believe finishing the animal off with grains has any noticeable affect on its nutritional profile.

where do you get the grass fed beef from?

It’s a supermarket that sells mostly organic products. They have a small meat department where I can buy grass fed beef. There’s also a butcher that has grass-fed beef that’s 15-20 min away from my house, but I haven’t been there yet. I’ll go when the weather gets better. That being said, the supermarket sells the meat from that butcher.

Here’s a link that might help you find local grass-fed meat:
http://www.eatwild.com/products/index.html

When I can. But the only place in the area that I can get it is stupidly overpriced. I think there is a subtle taste difference between the two, but nothing incredible.

I am not a fan of the concept of corn-fed beef really, corn in general is kind of… questionable.

I have a freezer full of it. It’s quite good, save the occasional piece of gristle.

I wish, when I get a real job I plan on getting half a grassfed cow.

trader joe’s has some affordable grass fed meat (“free range,” not confined to a feedlot) which i eat every week, i find it has a nice flavor especially with lots of salt and pepper, not overcooked. i buy the tri-tip roast which is about 5$/lb, roast the whole thing (about 2 lbs of meat) cut it into 4 servings and have 1 as part of dinner until it’s gone. it comes in pre-marinated flavors too but they contain sodium citrate so i go with the plain version

[quote]bw1985 wrote:
I can’t find grass fed beef in any supermarket by my house…I asked the butcher there if they had grass fed beef and he said “I’ve never heard of that before”

Pastured chicken? what is that?[/quote]

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is part of what’s wrong with the world today.

[quote]lixy wrote:
bw1985 wrote:
I can’t find grass fed beef in any supermarket by my house…I asked the butcher there if they had grass fed beef and he said “I’ve never heard of that before”

Pastured chicken? what is that?

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is part of what’s wrong with the world today.[/quote]

True that, true that.

[quote]bw1985 wrote:
I can’t find grass fed beef in any supermarket by my house…I asked the butcher there if they had grass fed beef and he said “I’ve never heard of that before”

Pastured chicken? what is that?[/quote]

Chickens that have literally been raised out on pasture, so they can eat bugs and seeds, and whatever else they can find. Just think old-fashioned barnyard chickens. They are supplemented with grain, because they can’t get forage for all of their food, but they eat only as much as they need to.

It’s basically impossible to find real pastured chickens in stores, so you are most likely going to have to find a local producer at the farmers market. But it’s worth it.

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
you’re not going to be able to tell a difference in taste.

question though, does vegetarian diet mean it’s grass-fed? after all, the grain crap they feed them isn’t meat, so it sounds like a marketing loophole[/quote]

If there is not a significant difference in taste and texture to the meat, you did not purchase grass fed beef.

Today I got ground beef that says…

Raised w/out antibiotics
Raised without added hormones
vegetarian diet
no artificial ingredients
no preservatives

I know its not grass fed but it is a lesser evil no?

[quote]GetSwole wrote:
Today I got ground beef that says…

Raised w/out antibiotics
Raised without added hormones
vegetarian diet
no artificial ingredients
no preservatives

I know its not grass fed but it is a lesser evil no?[/quote]

Maybe marginally. No raw beef contains artificial ingredients, or preservatives - unless you are buying sausage, or bologna, or weinnies.