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Carne grass-fed: un'alternativa più sana e sostenibile

Grass-fed meat: a healthier and more sustainable alternative

All about grass-fed meat

The nutrition and breeding practices of meat animals are topics that are increasingly at the center of discussions, especially due to their environmental impact and potential effects on human health.

In recent years, a practice that has gained considerable attention is the raising of grass-fed animals, i.e. those that spend their lives on pasture and feed exclusively on grass and hay.

This practice, in addition to promoting animal welfare, offers a series of benefits for both human health and the environment.

What does grass-fed mean?

The term "grass-fed", from the English "grass-fed", indicates a method of raising animals that respects some precise criteria.

To be called grass-fed, the meat must come from animals that have spent their entire lives on pasture, fed exclusively on grass, hay and water, and have not received antibiotics or hormones to promote growth.

Grass-fed means that animals:

  • They have spent their entire lives grazing.
  • They fed only on grass, hay and water.
  • They did not receive antibiotics or hormones.

Health benefits of grass-fed

Grass-fed meat has a number of health advantages over meat from conventional farms. Among which:

  • Higher content of omega-3 fatty acids : these fatty acids are very important for the health of the heart, brain and immune system.
  • Lower saturated fat : Excess saturated fat can increase the risk of heart disease.
  • Higher vitamin and mineral content : Grass-fed meat is richer in B vitamins, vitamin E, iron and zinc.
  • Lower toxin content : The absence of antibiotics and hormones in the animals' diet results in healthier meat for human consumption.

Grass-fed meat: benefits for the environment

Grass-fed farming also has a significantly lower environmental impact than conventional farming.

Pasture-raised cattle emit less methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Additionally, grazing helps maintain biodiversity and prevent soil erosion. Finally, pasture farming requires less water than stable farming, thus contributing to the conservation of this precious resource.

Where to find grass-fed meat?

Although grass-fed meat is still relatively uncommon in Italy, its popularity is constantly growing.

You can find it in some online butchers (like ours) and in organic food shops, where a wide range of products from farms that follow sustainable and environmentally friendly practices are available.

Discover our Belgian Blue: grass fed

The Belgian Blue is a cattle breed with high quality meat, appreciated for its tenderness and intense flavour. Thanks to its natural diet and the attention of the producers, this meat has become one of the most valuable on the market.

If you want more information, read the article here .

Opting for grass-fed meat can not only help improve your health, but also protect the environment and support sustainable agriculture.