Grass-fed beef at PCC | PCC Natural Markets

Grass-fed beef at PCC

For beef with a rounded, nuanced, traditional flavor, grass-fed can't be beat. Beyond great taste, grass-fed beef is leaner than grain-fed beef, boasts higher levels of many health-promoting nutrients and includes heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, the bonus of a diet rich in forage.

We offer two delicious 100-percent grass-fed options at PCC Natural Markets: PCC Grass-fed Beef and Eel River Organic Beef from Hydesville, Calif.

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Cooking tips

The number one tip: don't overcook! Grass-fed beef is leaner than grain-fed, meaning there's less spare fat to keep it moist if cooked too long or at too high of temperature. Grass-fed beef takes about 30 percent less time to cook and it’s best cooked medium-rare to medium.

Not a fan of medium-rare beef? Try cooking methods that introduce moisture to help meat keep tender. Add caramelized onions or other moist ingredients to hamburgers to keep the flavor juicy. Braising and stewing are other ways to prevent grass-fed beef from drying out by slow-cooking it in juices.

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Why choose grass-fed beef?

  • More omega-3 fatty acids
    Has two to four times more of this essential nutrient than meat from grain-fed animals
  • More health-promoting CLA
    Has three to five times more conjugated linoleic acid than meat from grain-fed animals
  • More vitamin E, C and Beta-Carotene
    Is four times higher in these vitamins than grain-fed animals
  • Less total fat
    Switching from high-fat meats to lean beef is an effective way to lower your "bad" cholesterol levels.

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