If you are considering free range products for your family, these meats have important nutritional benefits that you should be aware of. Here are some health benefits to consider:
Cows are not meant to eat grain. In fact, it makes them ill. Farmers use grain based diets to fatten up the beef, and in some cases, cattle are administered hormones to speed up the fattening process. This further degrades the animal’s health.
Grass fed beef has a variety of health benefits for the consumer. These cows have a normal pH 7, which contributes to a healthy fat balance of omega-3s, omega-6s, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). The cow is healthier, which means you are your family will be healthier.
If you are health conscious, grass fed beef can be a great addition to your diet. In fact, grass fed beef is lower in calories than grain fed beef and can help lower LDL cholesterol levels.
All of our beef at Tango's come from Top of the Mountain Meats and is 100 percent grass-fed and free range.
Chickens are meant to roam in the fresh air and sunshine instead of being caged in tight corridors. Free range chickens allows chickens to have a diverse diet of bugs, grubs, worms, grass and seeds – all things that chickens were meant to eat!
No matt how you look at it, chickens that are able to forage for themselves have a well rounded, healthier diet, which contributes to a number of different important health benefits, including meat that is lower in fat and calories.
Like grass fed beef and free range chicken, free range lamb is much more nutritionally optimal over conventionally raised lamb.
Free range lamb has a higher amount of conjugated linoleic acid or CLA, a type of fat touted for its anti-cancer and heart health benefits.
In the wild, pigs eat pretty much anything, including grass, leaves, grubs, nuts, berries, insects, and fruits. Conventionally raised pigs will typically live on a corn and soybean meal. Pigs that are allowed to forage the land get more omega-3s, which are a type of healthy fat. Additionally, locally raised pork had higher amounts of vitamin E and iron, which can help contribute to a healthy diet.