What do you know about beef?
- CATTLE ENHANCE THE ENVIRONMENT
- CATTLE IMPROVE GRASS AND REDUCE EROSION
- CATTLE ARE RECYCLERS
- CATTLE ARE FIRE-FIGHTERS
- CATTLE PROVIDE US WITH NUTRITIOUS BEEF
GET THE SKINNY ON LEAN BEEF
There are at least 19 cuts of beef that meet the government labeling guidelines for lean or extra lean. According to government guidelines, a serving qualifies as "extra lean" if it has less than 5g total fat, 2g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving. A serving qualifies as "lean" if it has less than 10g total fat, 4.5g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving. In addition, 95% lean/5% fat ground beef is also considered lean.
Not only does it taste good, beef is also a great way to fuel your body. In the American diet, beef is the number one contributor of protein, zinc and vitamin B12, number two of vitamin B6, and number three of iron and niacin. By supplying a nutrient bundle in every bite, eating beef is a great way to make your calories count. A 3 oz. serving of lean beef contributes less than 10% of the calories in a 2,000-calorie diet. At the same time, it supplies more than 10% of the Daily Value for these nutrients.
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