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Vitamins in Grass Fed & Finished Beef

by Pre Brands March 23, 2020

Vitamins in Grass Fed & Finished Beef

Vitamins in Grass Fed Beef

What is grass fed beef? Not long ago, all beef was grass-fed, because grass is what cattle eat. At least until factory farming took over and decided to start feeding cattle all sorts of different things that aren't just grass. Silage, which is just leftover corn stalks, sorghum, millet, and other odds and ends that are buried and allowed to ferment are often used to provide cheap and high-caloric alternatives to open fields of grasses nodding in the wind. 

Grass fed & finished beef is the opposite of that. Grass fed & finished beef cattle are allowed to browse and feed on the grasses as nature intended. With grass fed cattle comes nutrients that have not been leached out of the feed by fermentation or other processing. The energy goes from the sun to the plants where they are passed on with the nutrients from the soil and freshwater, until cattle eat, digest, and put on all sorts of delicious weight known as beef which is chock-full of vitamins and essential nutrients.

Pre's knows a thing or two about grass fed beef. We've been at the top of the beef game for years. From field to processing and all the way to your table, we consistently source only grass-fed & finished beef that has been raised and finished without the addition of hormones, antibiotics, GMOs or anything else that allows a producer to put an inferior product on your plate and call it dinner.

Read more: The Differences Between Grass Fed and Grass Fed & Finished

What Vitamins are in Grass Fed Beef?

Grass fed beef is just saturated with all sorts of vitamins and nutrients, most of which are essential to life. Instead of reaching for a bottle of pills the next time you need to supplement your diet and increase your vitamin intake, you should know that a lot of what is in those hard-to-swallow pills comes in fork-sized bites of deliciousness.

Vitamin A

  • Preformed Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is found in beef, fish, poultry, and dairy products.
  • Important for eyesight
  • Critical to a healthy immune system
  • Vital to organ function, especially in the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system.
  • When ingested in the form of beef, Vitamin A is delivered in proper doses, unlike manufactured vitamins which can cause an overdose in excess.

Vitamin B

  • Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and proteins are what build our organs, muscles, and even the nervous system.
  • Vitamin B is high in amino acids, and beef is made almost entirely of protein.
  • Professional athletes such as bodybuilders, MMA fighters, runners, all supplement with amino acids, so they know what is up.
  • Deficiency in B vitamins can lead to serious health problems. Luckily, beef is an excellent source of B vitamins.
    • Thiamine
    • Riboflavin
    • Niacin
    • Pyridoxine
    • Folic acid
    • and biotin
  • Most of the stuff your breakfast cereal has added...but what would you rather eat? A steak or corn flakes?

Read more: When Flavor Meets Function: Eating for Gut Health

 

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What is the difference between grass fed and grain fed when it comes to vitamins?

Grass fed is not only a more humane choice in ranching, but also better when it comes to ensuring high vitamin content in beef. 

Animals that are kept in confined factory farms often face communicable illness due to sanitation, water quality, stress, and even feeding practices that affect the cattles' health and reduce vitamin content. To compensate, they are pumped full of antibiotics just to pass inspection. Fermented feed might be a cheap way to put on the pounds, but it also diminishes nutrients in the cattle themselves. To supplement, factory farming often adds vitamins to feed, but these are often flushed through the animal's system. 

Grass fed & finished cattle get their vitamin supplements and omega 3's from grazing in a field all day without a care in the world. Grass fed cattle are properly exercised and live in a low-stress environment, where all they do is graze and grow up to be delicious. Just as they have done for thousands of years.

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