Grain Fed vs Grass Fed vs Certified Organic Grass Fed & Finished Beef…What’s The Difference?
There is a lot of confusion around this topic and being Australian Organic Awareness Month we thought this would be the perfect time to set the record straight.
Grain fed as the name implies means the animals are fed grains, fattening them up fast to prepare them for market. This has a significant impact on the quality of the meat, a key issue being that it increases the inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid and reduces the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid profile.
Grass fed means the animals grazed off grass but this doesn't necessarily mean for the entire duration of their life. Grass fed & finished ensures no grains featured in their diet and they roamed freely, growing naturally, enjoying a better quality of life and as a result producing better quality meat.
However non-organic grass fed meat means the animals grazed on pasture, that could have been sprayed with herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and chemical fertilisers. These chemicals end up in the bone marrow and the liver of the animals.
Certified Organic farming bans the use of non-organic chemicals, exposing the animals to far fewer toxins and therefore producing healthier bones and bone broth.
Still confused? Just make sure you choose Certified Organic grass fed & finished bone broth such as GOOD BONES™.