Farm Fact Friday - How Health is Beef?
|Photo courtesy of Stuart Family Farm|
“Mom, I’m hungry…” “Mom, when is supper going to be ready?” “Mom, what’s for supper?”
As a child, I remember coming in the evenings and starting in with all of the “supper” questions. My mom would probably tell you I started in “whining” about when supper was going to be ready, how much longer, etc. After all, I was a growing teenager! My favorite times were when she quickly responded that we were having HAMBURGERS… or ROAST… or STEAK… for supper that night!
Growing up on a cattle farm, I knew just how important it was to have tasty and nutritious beef in my diet!
So just how healthy is beef???
* One three ounce serving of beef provides you with more than half the recommended protein for the day. Also, the protein in beef is an excellent source of the necessary amino acids that you need in your diet.
* 29, yes twenty-nine cuts of beef meet the governments guidelines for lean
* Beef is a nutrient dense food
* Beef is the #1 source of protein, vitamin B12, and zinc
As a beef cattle producer, it is our job to provide consumers with an abundant, wholesome, and nutritious supply of beef. It is our job as the producer to advocate for the beef industry by informing the consumer about the truth behind beef.
From the Farmers Pasture to Your Plate. Remember to always be thankful and proud of American Agriculture.