Introducing a new line of grass-fed beef – good for your table, good for your body
Posted by by Pat Yorek, director of meat and seafood
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Our meat departments are proud to introduce 100% grass-fed beef from Grass Run Farms, based in Dorchester, Iowa.
These new products are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, as well as higher in Omega-3 oils, vitamin E, and a special anti-carcinogenic compound, corrugated linoleic acid (CLA). Grass Run Farms products are also antibiotic-and hormone-free.
Founded and managed by Ryan and Kristine Jepsen, Grass Run Farms’ sustainable family farms provide their cattle a balanced diet of pasture grass and forage, along with low-stress management, creating premium grass-fed beef that's deliciously marbled, tender and juicy.
Health benefits of grass fed beef
According to a 2009 study, conducted jointly by the USDA and researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina, grass fed beef was better for human health than grain-fed beef in many ways. Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef was:
- Lower in total fat
- Higher in beta-carotene
- Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
- Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
- Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
- Higher in total omega-3s
- Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
“If you're looking for great grass-fed meat, you found it,” says Ryan Jepsen, founder and cattle production manager for Grass Run Farms. “From the pasture to the plate, our goal is to produce the best for you, best tasting grass-fed beef every time.”
You'll find these Grass Run Farms items in a Lunds or Byerly’s store near you:
- 92% Lean Ground Beef
- 85% Lean Ground Beef
- 85% Lean Ground Beef Patties
- 10 oz. New York Strip Steak
- 10 oz. Rib-Eye Steak
- 8 oz. Top Sirloin Steak