Grass-Fed versus Grain-Fed

What does Grass-Fed Mean? Before getting into the benefits of grass-fed meat, it’s important to pin down what we’re talking about. “Grass-fed” means exactly what it sounds like: the cow ate grass (and sometimes other grasslike things, like alfalfa – other stuff that you would naturally find in a field and that the cow would…
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Learn Your Cuts

Chuck What is it: The largest, most heavily-worked group of muscles on the animal, which means it needs to be cooked for several hours. Chuck is your stereotypical pot roast; it’s also great ground into a burger blend. Where it is on the cow: Shoulder muscle Fat content/marbling: Chuck contains connective tissue (fat and collagen) that breaks down when you…
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