How could there be a difference?
Doesn’t 100% grass fed mean that all the cows ever ate was 100% grass?
Well, there’s more to it than just the grass. But let’s start with the grass.
Is the pasture just grass, or are there a variety of greens like herbs, forbs and legumes?
Is the pasture certified organic and free of fungicides, herbicides and pesticides?
Now for the non-grass factors …
Are the cattle checked for toxins in their bodies and detoxed when indicated?
How are the cattle slaughtered?
Are they slain with a blow to the head that causes pooling of blood and a rush of adrenaline, which may affect the quality of the meat? Or are they treated humanely according to animal kindness standards? This makes a difference in the taste and tenderness of the meat.
Beyond Organic beef is 100% green fed on certified organic pastures of herbs, forbs and legumes. Before the cattle go to slaughter, they are put on a 3 day bovine detox program, if indicated. They are NOT slain with a blow to the head. Their blood is removed and the procedures adhere to animal kindness standards.
What difference does this make?
Here is my experience.
When I have eaten 100% grass fed ground beef in the past, it was always dense, dry and not very tasty. I would always mix in an egg and other moist ingredients to make it taste good. But even with that, I still preferred ground turkey.
When I got my Beyond Organic Ground Beef, I decided to follow their recipe. It called for 1/2 cup of sauteed vegetables mixed in with a pound of ground beef.
But I was a little concerned …
If this beef was like the grass fed beef I’d been buying, wasn’t it going to turn out tough and dry? They used fewer moist ingredients than I used with my other beef.
So, instead of putting in 1/2 cup of sauteed veggies, I used 3/4 cup. Still not enough to turn a dry, leathery burger into a moist and mouth-watering one. But I wanted to give it a fair try.
To my utter amazement, this was the most tender, moist, mouthwatering and tasty burger I had ever eaten.
Their hotdogs are the best I’ve ever eaten too! And with 10 grams of protein in every dog … at least 50% more protein than other certified organic hot dogs.
If purity, quality and good taste are important to you, you owe it to yourself to give Beyond Organic a try.