3 plates with steak slices and slices of oranges and small mandarin oranges places around them and on them. The bowls nearby have salad and steak with the oranges atop the salad. There is a package of Pre beef nearby that is a top sirloin steak.

Citrus Helps Iron Absorption

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Citrus Helps Iron Absorption 

Did you know that adding citrus to your grass-fed and finished steak can help you absorb more iron? Add some lemon to your steak salad to help your body retain more iron, which allows you to maximize the benefits of beef

How Does Adding Citrus Help Iron Absorption?

Did you know that adding citrus to your grass-fed and finished steak can help you absorb more iron? Iron is an essential mineral that is important for many bodily functions, including the production of red blood cells. However, the body does not absorb iron easily, especially non-heme iron which comes from plant-based foods.

Iron is available in foods as a heme source and non-heme source. Heme only comes from animal products while non-heme is readily available in plant products and a few animal products.

The vitamin C in citrus fruits helps convert the non-heme iron into a form that is easier for the body to absorb. Beef can have non-heme iron since cattle consume plants and grasses. Vitamin C reduces the non-heme iron into a more soluble and absorbable form, which can then be easily transported through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. This is because vitamin C can bind with iron, making it easier for the body to absorb.

It's important to note that consuming vitamin C alone will not increase iron absorption if you're not consuming it with iron-rich foods. Therefore, pair vitamin C-rich foods with iron-rich foods to optimize iron absorption in your diet!

Check out These Delicious Recipes that Contain Citrus and Beef!

Arugula Steak Salad with Caramelized Oranges and Rose Vinaigrette

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This sweet, tangy, and savory salad tastes like summer! The peppery taste of the arugula balances the sweetness of caramelized oranges. While the rose vinaigrette dressing provides a floral and slightly acidic note that perfectly complements Pre’s Top Sirloin steak! 

Sirloin & Citrus Salad

This Sirloin Steak salad is packed with nutrients and is DELICIOUS! Toss blueberries, almonds, steak, and an orange juice-inspired vinaigrette for nutrient-packed salad satisfaction.

Vietnamese Chopped Steak Salad



This salad is jam-packed with nutritional ingredients that complement each other perfectly. Eating for your health can be a drag, but this Vietnamese Chopped Steak Salad makes it easy. This refreshing and flavorful salad features thinly sliced Ribeye steak, fresh herbs, crunchy vegetables, and a tangy dressing. The lime from the dressing will help you absorb more iron! 

Argentinian Steak Marinade


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This Argentinian steak marinade balances tangy and herbaceous flavors that pair perfectly with Pre’s grass-fed and finished steak. The acid from the citrus helps tenderize your steak and leaves you with a nutritious piece of meat!

Get the Best Steak from Pre

Get the most out of your meat with meat that's better for you! Grass-fed and finished beef is cleaner, and cleaner beef equals a cleaner, healthier you. Many factors make grass-fed and finished beef a better choice. It contains higher amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids and CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acids). Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent heart disease, while CLAs help burn fat and fight inflammation. Additionally, grass-fed and finished beef has been shown to have higher amounts of Vitamin B12 and K2, and more antioxidants, specifically Vitamin E.

Pre knows a thing or two about grass-fed beef. Whether you're grilling or cooking your steak on a skillet, using only the highest quality steak is essential. We've been at the top of the grass-fed beef game for years. From pasture to package to the plate, we consistently source only grass-fed & finished beef that has been raised and finished without the addition of hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. Check out our store locator to find where to buy Pre near you!

Interested in learning more about why Pre provides the best beef for mom? Here are some more resources you can check out!

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