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Grass Fed Beef Nutrition Info?


#1

finally got my hands on some... was able to get some grass fed tenderloin and grass fed stip loin. anyone know where i can find the nutritional info on these? all i see is nutritional facts for normal beef nothing bout grass fed beef. thanks...


#2

it's essentially the same. Will be a minor difference on the break down of the fat content, but if tracking macros and calories, just use regular beef assuming your grass fed has the % of fat list like 90/10 for example


#3

Just got a half a grass fed beef. Love it. I think it tastes better but that could be placebo effect. Either way i very happy i did it.


#4

was just thinking this right now. cooked up some grass fed beef tenderloin and tasted like heaven lol. i felt the same way when i changed to free range organic eggs too, dunno if its just me but i think it was a good choice.


#5

thanks, i figured it would be similar except maybe grass fed maybe i little lower in the fat content.


#6

90/10 is 90/10

kind I buy doesn't list it though.


#7

my understanding is that macros are generally the same, but the quality of the micronutrients is much better. Cows that get fat really quickly on grain/corn/soy diets have similar problems as humans who get fat quickly. All sorts of hormone wackiness and awful digestive systems. I'd rather eat a healthy animal and as you said it tastes better.


#8

The taste is not placebo. They say there are a couple things that almost anyone can notice about beef without being an expert: grade (ie: prime, etc), dry-aging, grass fed vs. grain fed. Grass fed beef is much gamier. I personally don't like the taste, but I don't really like any gamy meat for that matter.

The difference in macro's should be negligible, it really depends on the cut.


#9

THe macros should be the same but the compostioin of the fats should be different and better in grass fed


#10

got it thanks guys!
btw ryan been following the indigo livespills for a while now.
really good shit man! keep it up!


#11

yes, grass-fed beef is gamier. I like grain-fed better but eat grass-fed and deal with it. Buffalo, on the other hand (almost all of which is grass-fed, most likely), tastes freaking amazing. I don't find it gamey at all.


#12

x2 on the Bison, I love the taste of that despite my earlier comment about not typically enjoying gamy meat.