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Organic beef is more nutritional than conventional beef

Mar 25, 2019 – The Organic Center – Choosing organic when you’re shopping for beef at the supermarket may be a good way to boost the nutrition in your meals, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. The study found more antioxidants in organic beef, with 34% more Q10, 72% more taurine, and 53% more β‐carotene. Organic beef also exhibited a more balanced lipid (fat) profile, with 17% less cholesterol, 32% less fat, 16% fewer fatty acids, and 24% fewer monounsaturated fatty acids. Organic beef was especially beneficial when it came to heart-healthy α‐linolenic acid, with 170% higher levels than conventional beef.  Finally, the researchers found that organic beef had 24% more α‐tocopherol, which is a type of Vitamin E. This study builds on the work of past research showing the nutritional benefits of organic beef.

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