Grass Fed Versus Grain Fed Beef: Which One’s Better?

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grass Fed Beef
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When it comes to steak, I like mine medium rare.

If you eat your steak well done, then you seriously need to reevaluate your life.

I also like my steak to be grass-fed. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some amazing tasting steaks that were grain-fed, but grass fed steaks will always come out on top.

For those who don’t know, grass fed beef comes from cows who are naturally raised on a grass-only diet, which is their natural diet. On the other hand, grain fed beef comes from cows who are raised on processed food diet consisting of grain, corn, soy, and other stuff I can;t even pronounce.

The result of these 2 diets is that grass fed beef is healthier and better tasting while grain fed beef doesn’t taste as good. However, there are some pros and cons to each kind of beef, which I talk about below:

Grass fed beef

Grass Fed Beef Pros

  • Grass fed beef has much less fat and calories. A 6 ounce serving typically has 100 less calories than its grain fed counterpart.
  • Its cleaner. Grass fed beef is almost always produced on smaller private farms. Therefore the farms are much cleaner, unlike multinational food corporations such as Tyson Foods which have a reputation for unsanitary meat production.
  • It tastes soo much better. In my opinion, grass fed beef is leaps and bounds above grain fed beef in terms of taste quality. Its so much more tender, leaner, and juicer when compared to grain fed beef. There is no comparison.

Grass Fed Beef Cons

  • Its hard to find. Most of supermarket chains like Alberstons and Vons don’t always sell grass fed beef(at least in my experience). However, I know that markets such as Whole Foods and Trader Joes definitely sell grass fed beef. Also, don’t forget to check out your local farmer’s market, since they usually buy from local farms in the area.
  • Its expensive. Grass fed beef is typically more expensive than grain fed beef, but if you look around you should be able to find a reasonable deal.

Grain fed beef

Grain fed pros

  • Its cheaper and easier to find, which is good if you’re on a tight budget since the majority of  beef you find at traditional super markets are grain fed.

Grain Fed Cons

  • Many view grain fed beef as unhealthy and unsanitary due to the nature of which the cattle were raised, although very few people actually get sick from eating it nowadays.
  • Compared to grass fed beef, grain fed beef tastes like crap.

So Which one Should you Eat??

Personally, the only reason I would purposely eat grass fed beef is because it tastes a helluva lot better. Honestly, I don’t really care too much about the fact that it’s “cleaner” for you or that it has more viatimins and whatnot.

You can argue with me all day about how grass fed beef is more ethical more animals and how it’s better for the environment, but you all know my stance on that.

Do you eat grass fed or grain fed beef? Let me know below.

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