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Consuming Grass Fed Beef Organs

by Jordan on Jul 29, 2022

Consuming Grass Fed Beef Organs

It’s all the rave right now, maybe you have seen it all over social media or in the news at some point but yes, grass fed beef organ consumption is on the rise. What’s with this organ consumption uptick you ask? Keep reading to find out some of the great health benefits of eating grass-fed beef organs can provide you. Ottawa Valley Meats is pleased to offer a selection of grass fed beef organs graded for human consumption, please consult your doctor for proper nutrition information/ needs and amounts.

First things first, if you want to consume organ meat you need to be looking for grass fed, pasture raised, wild caught, game meat, etc. All of those buzzwords on the food labels these days truly do make a difference; they change the micro & macronutrient profile of the animal meat. Remember, before this new age of awful factory farming and stockyards, our ancestors were consuming free range animals from nose to tail. There’s a slew of nutrients in grass fed / pasture-raised organ meats that you’re not going to get in such high concentrations anywhere else. Even when comparing organs to other parts of the animal, the organs outrank skeletal muscle when it comes to nutrient density.

Consuming organ meats offer the following benefits:

  • Excellent source of highly-bioavailable vitamins and minerals, including iron, B vitamins, retinol (vitamin A), choline (an essential nutrient for the brain), coenzyme Q10, and more. 
  • Great source of high-quality protein that contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs to function optimally and to build lean muscle mass. Additionally, the protein in organ meats keeps you full for longer, thus reducing cravings and hunger pains between meals.
  • Less expensive than other cuts of meat. Organ meats are often considered a waste product, so you can get them for less than a grass fed cut of filet or ribeye. 
  • Prevents vitamin/mineral deficiencies. Many adults and children in Canada are deficient in key vitamins and minerals. By including organ meat in your diet, you can avoid most potential deficiencies.

Animal organs are a nutritional powerhouse and the best source of micronutrients for humans and other carnivorous species. There is a firm belief they should be at the center of our diet to support optimal health and well-being. Plus, the consumption of organ meats reflects how humans evolved over millions of years.

Get your grass fed beef organs here! And don’t forget to combine your organ consumption with some delicious, local grass fed beef!