Derived from the Latin word bos , meat from the cattle is known as ‘beef’. Beef muscle meat can be good source of protein, vitamins and minerals in your diet. However, if youcurrently eat more than 90g (cooked weight) of red and processed meat a day, the Department of Health advises that you cut down to 70g, which is the average daily
Beef can be boiled, braised, grilled, marinated, pot-roasted, spit-roasted and stewed. The method of cooking depends on the beef cut. For instance, tender cuts of meat require fast, high-heat cooking while tough cuts require slower and longer cooking methods.
Beef should be stored in the coldest part of the fridge loosely wrapped to keep its surface dry and allow access of air which will prevent bacterial growth.
The wide range of cuts available make beef a very versatile meat. While buying any cut you should look out for firm meat that should be moist. The meat should also be marbled which means that it should have thin streaks of fat. The fat around the beef should be cream-like in colour. If its pale yellow, the meat could be stale. For roating use rib, sirloin or fillet. If you're short on time use rib eye, sirloin or fillet. Minced meat is great to make burger patties. Grass-fed or organic beef is naturally more expensive.
1. Beef is great source of protein.
2. Beef contains a variety of minerals like zinc, iron, selenium and magnesium potassium.
3. Beef is also rich in essential vitamins like B12, B6, riboflavin, thiamin.
4. Beef is high in saturated animal fat. Round steaks, sirloin steaks, briskets, chuck roasts and flank steaks are some of the lean cuts of beef that you should opt for. 5. Beef is packed with a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid which is a heart healthy fat, also found in olive oil.
5It’s healthy. There are 29 lean cuts of beef, according to USDA standards. Beef provides nutrients like zinc, iron, protein and B vitamins, and half of the fat found in beef is monounsaturated, the same heart-healthy fats found in olive oil.
6It’s easy. Using recipes beef is an easy addition to a well-balanced meal. Simply fire up the grill or turn on the slow cooker, and you’ve got a healthy, simple meal that stars meat.
7It’s environmentally friendly. Cattle graze on land that is too steep, hilly or rocky for farming. Cattle aerate the soil and eat brush, which is good for wildfire management. Check out our Earth Day page to find more reasons why beef production is good for the planet.
8It’s affordable. Calorie-for-calorie, beef is more nutrient dense than vegetarian protein options like peanut butter, tofu or beans. You get more nutritional bang for your buck by choosing healthy, lean animal proteins.
9It’s kind. Cattlemen care about their livestock; it makes good business sense and it’s the right thing to do. Respectfully harvesting these animals to nourish people is a part of the circle of life, and something that ranchers take very seriously.
10It will make you feel sexy. Without protein as the center of my diet, I feel depleted of energy. Sure, vegetables and fruits are great, but without protein power, I’m not strong. And, being strong is sexy! Be inspired by all the Team Beef members who are out leading busy, active lifestyles