There’s been thorough discussion and researches done on Victoria Government’s best exported product: The Grass Fed Beef.
But hold on, you might ask don’t they eat grass – well sugar, they don’t. Most farms – especially in Indonesia fed their beef with grains (biji padi). Not grass.
To prove just how healthy, they are, we’re here at Gippsland – a 2-hour drive away from Melbourne suburb (special thank you for the Victorian State Government for having us here). A rich, quaint area – surrounded by lush hilltops, and grass fed beef farms.
We’ll talk more soon on our experiential dining – one of our best brunches in 2017 with Alejandro Saravia, head Chef & owner of Melbourne’s acclaimed – Pastuco. But we’re here to show you just how savvy (and extremely nutritional, Grass Fed Beef are).
“You are what you eat” – is the best way to describe the significant of the grain fed (sapi makan biji padi) or the grass-fed (sapi makan rumput). To make it easy, we’ll put the main points in bullet form for you;
- Grass-Fed Beef are much lower in fat! A sirloin steak from a grass-fed beef only have one third amount of fat as the similar cut from the grain-fed beef. When you eat a meat this lean, your LDL cholesterol levels will shoot DOWN!
- Although the grass fed meat is low in “bad” fat, it will give you 2-6 times more type of good fat called Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Don’t worry, this juice is heart friendly, and can do you good by reducing high blood pressure, depression, Alzheimer and even cancer. How can these cattle get more Omega-3s? Omega 3s are formed in the green leaves. This also applies for chickens. When chickens are housed indoors and deprived of greens, their meat and eggs also become artificially low in omega-3s. Eggs from pastured hens can contain as much as 20 times more omega-3s than eggs from factory hens. Henceforth, switching to grass-fed animal products is one way to restore this vital nutrient to your diet.
- Last but not the least, these cattle have less chance to have artificial hormones and antibiotics. Cows that aren’t grass-fed live on diets of grain and are typically given hormones to unnaturally increase their weight and hence yield more meat. With grass-fed cows, weight gain is not as high because they eat a healthier, lower-calorie diet. We’ve taken the liberty to attach an image below to compress the natural benefits.
Where can you get them? We are still in the lookout for the best places to but them as not all major supermarkets have a special grass fed beef on the counter. But, they will soon have – as the Victorian government is exporting more of them this year. Though the price may be slightly more expensive (about 15-20% more), one must remember that your health, comes with a much higher price.