What’s the Skinny on Beef and Nutrition?
Beef is a rich source of all 9 essential amino acids and our main source of B-12. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and play a critical role in your body. Amino acids are needed for vital processes such as building proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters. And, B-12 plays an essential role in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function, and the production of DNA.
Lean cuts of beef are high in Omega-3 Fatty acids, which support your heart health, helping to lower your triglycerides. Beef is also a great source of Vitamin A and E.
Check out the image below from, “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner”, that shows just how much of our daily nutrients we can get from 3 ounces of beef alone.
Did You Know? At Wellborn 2R Ranch, our cattle are grass-fed and grain-finished. This means they roam freely, munching on natural grass for most of their lives and then are finished on grain to enhance marbling and flavor. This method strikes a balance between top-notch nutrition and the savory taste beef lovers crave.
Healthiest Cuts of Beef to Consider:
1. Tenderloin (or Filet Mignon): One of the leanest cuts available, tenderloin is both succulent and low in fat. Whether grilled, broiled, or roasted, this cut remains tender, making it a favorite for many.
2. Sirloin Steak: A lean cut taken from the hindquarters. It's versatile, making it perfect for kebabs, stir-frying, or simply grilling.
3. Eye of Round: This lean cut, often used for roasting or slow cooking, is both flavorful and low in fat. It can also be sliced thin for delicious beef stir-fry or fajitas.
4. Top Round (or London Broil): Another lean option, this cut is often marinated to enhance its flavor and tenderness, then broiled or grilled.
5. Bottom Round Roast: Great for pot roasts, this cut is leaner and becomes especially tender when cooked slowly.
6. Flank Steak: This is a lean cut that's perfect for grilling and slicing against the grain. It absorbs marinades wonderfully, making it a flavorful choice for fajitas or Asian-inspired dishes.
Conclusion: When you opt for lean cuts of beef, you're choosing a protein-packed, nutrient-rich option with fewer fats. Combine this with our unique grass-fed and grain-finished approach at Wellborn 2R Ranch, and you have beef that's not just good for your body but also a delight for your palate. Explore our selection and discover the perfect cut for your next nutritious meal.