Our new Burger Plate with Mashed Potatoes and Peas features grass-fed, all beef burgers. While both traditional grain-fed beef and grass-fed beef have lots of health benefits to offer, grass-fed does change things up a little.
• Omega-3 Fatty Acids - While the levels of omega-6 fatty acids are about the same between grain-fed and grass-fed, the amount of omega-3s are up to five times higher in grass-fed.
• Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) - Pulling ahead again, grass-fed beef contains twice as much CLA as grain-fed. CLA has some interesting health benefits such as helping reduce body fat deposits and improving immune functions.
• Monounsaturated Fat - Grass-fed beef contains less monounsaturated fat than grain-fed beef. Monounsaturated is one of the healthy fats, so depending on what you’re trying to get in your diet, this could either be a pro or con.
• Vitamin A - While both types of beef contain vitamin A, grass-fed contains carotenoids such as beta carotene that help boost the effectiveness of vitamin A.
• Vitamin E - Both types of beef contain vitamin E, but the amount is higher in grass-fed. This vitamin can help protect your body’s cells from oxidation.
• Antioxidants - Because grass-fed cows are eating grass instead of grain, they tend to be richer in antioxidants.
• Both Types Are Nutritious - Both grain- and grass-fed beef have lots to offer. They’re both packed with B vitamins, iron, zinc, and selenium. Not only that, but each type contains quality protein and things like creatine and carnosine to help with brain and muscle function. Both are nutritious, they’re just a little different.