I periodically get reader questions on different topics, like organic couponing or questions on an organic diet. Here’s an opportunity for you to chime in! I’d love to hear your answers to these questions, as you guys are the experts! Here’s the latest question. Just join the conversation by adding a comment below. And if you have a question you’d like to submit, just fill out the contact form here.
What’s the difference between organic beef and grass-fed (not organic) beef? Is one better than the other? -Sarah
Here’s my two cents:
If the beef is labeled organic, but does not specify that it is grass fed (and finished) it’s likely raised on grains, like corn and soy. While the corn and soy they are fed is organic, it still affects the composition of the fatty acids. Grain fed cows have lower levels of omega-3s, and their meat contains more fat.
Grass fed beef, is the best choice as long as it specifies the cow is grass fed and grass finished. There is some gmo grass floating around out there, so the absolute best choice would be grass-fed, finished, organic beef to insure there were no pesticides or gmo grass used. I buy organic, grass fed/finished beef at Aldi for $6.99 lb.
What are your thoughts? What beef do you prefer and where do you find the best deals?? Do you purchase beef in-store or do you buy from a local farmer? Just add your comment below.