Why Buy Grass-fed Meat and Dairy

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Farmhouse in grass field

When you see a grass-fed label on your meat and dairy products, you can be sure that the animals were pasture/range raised and fed a diet of 100% forage. Since the animals roam on green pastures, they graze on protein-rich grasses rather than grains. This helps enhance the taste and nutritional value.

Benefits of Eating Grass-fed Beef

It’s no surprise that a diet rich in greens makes for better health benefits! When compared to grain-fed meats, grass-fed products have the following characteristics:*

  • Lower in total fat
  • Higher in beta-carotene
  • Higher in vitamin E
  • Higher in B vitamins (thiamin and riboflavin)
  • Higher in minerals (calcium, magnesium and potassium)
  • Higher in total omega-3s

Benefits of Grass-fed Dairy

While grass-fed dairy contains the same amounts of protein, calcium and vitamin D that conventionally farmed dairy does, it also has a couple of advantages over its grain-fed counterpart:**

  • Higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
  • Higher in total omega-3s

Find It at Sprouts

Roam over to The Butcher Shop at Sprouts and check out our grass-fed options (dependent on location). Taste the difference and enjoy the clean, earthy flavor of our grass-fed beef! Don’t stop there, check out our grass-fed dairy options, like yogurt and milk, as well.

 

*Source: Environmental Working Group

**Source: American Diary Association