Someone told me grass fed beef tastes funny

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    Oct 29, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    That person is an idiot.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    I don't know if this person is an idiot, but in my opinion, beef is beef. I've had all kinds, and never noticed a difference in taste.
  • fmrhugger

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    Oct 29, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    Corn fed beef is said to taste better (I loke it better) but is more expensive since you have to grow and harvest the corn.

    And corn is more expensive too since ethanol is being used to produce it as a gasoline additive.

    Grass just grows.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 29, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    It'll definitely taste different. Weird, better, good, worse, etc. are all opinions.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    its not surprising that people experiencing something new might consider it "funny" or "weird" as a chef and foodie I obviously believe that grassfed beef is better tasting- healthier animals make tastier meat. Nuff said.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    Grass fed beef is much better for you. It's lower in fat and higher in Omega-3s.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    Grass fed beef contains 80% less E. coli 0157:H7 then corn fed beef.
    As far as taste.... I hardly think anything can make a cows body taste different. Fat content in the meat definately makes a difference.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    fmrhugger saidCorn fed beef is said to taste better (I loke it better) but is more expensive since you have to grow and harvest the corn.

    And corn is more expensive too since ethanol is being used to produce it as a gasoline additive.

    Grass just grows.



    corn is subsidized by the government and has been a major reason why our food production is viewed as more of a commodity and traded as such. Corn is not necessarily the most healthy or nutritious of substances- and it is a fact that cows naturally eat grass and creates a healthier animal.

    if by tasty you mean fattier? perhaps - the most nutritious hell fucking no.
    rant over.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    I eat grass-fed beef when I can buy it. I honestly haven't noticed any difference in taste compared to the usual corn-fed variety found in stores.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    catchy_screen_name said
    fmrhugger saidCorn fed beef is said to taste better (I loke it better) but is more expensive since you have to grow and harvest the corn.

    And corn is more expensive too since ethanol is being used to produce it as a gasoline additive.

    Grass just grows.



    corn is subsidized by the government and has been a major reason why our food production is viewed as more of a commodity and traded as such. Corn is not necessarily the most healthy or nutritious of substances- and it is a fact that cows naturally eat grass and creates a healthier animal.

    if by tasty you mean fattier? perhaps - the most nutritious hell fucking no.
    rant over.


    This is quite true and combining this with what I said. Corn fattens the cow, fat content in the meat does make a difference in taste. Maybe a corn fed cow has less lean meat than a grass fed? But lean meat from corn fed and grass fed is the same shit.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Wait, isnt all cow grass fed? icon_eek.gif

    Omg what have I been eating ...
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    BlueJeans90 saidWait, isnt all cow grass fed? icon_eek.gif

    Omg what have I been eating ...


    you've been eating cows fed with grain, animal byproducts, and corn- kept in pens not allowed to move, inoculated with high doses of antibiotics.
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
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    BlueJeans90 saidWait, isnt all cow grass fed? icon_eek.gif

    Omg what have I been eating ...


    you've been eating cows fed with grain, animal byproducts, and corn- kept in pens not allowed to move, inoculated with high doses of antibiotics.


    I feel so cheated
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
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    BlueJeans90 saidWait, isnt all cow grass fed? icon_eek.gif

    Omg what have I been eating ...


    you've been eating cows fed with grain, animal byproducts, and corn- kept in pens not allowed to move, inoculated with high doses of antibiotics.


    One day there will be a diease immune to antibiotics that will kill off the population!! And soon movies like 24 weeks later will become reality!
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
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    catchy_screen_name said
    BlueJeans90 saidWait, isnt all cow grass fed? icon_eek.gif

    Omg what have I been eating ...


    you've been eating cows fed with grain, animal byproducts, and corn- kept in pens not allowed to move, inoculated with high doses of antibiotics.


    One day there will be a diease immune to antibiotics that will kill off the population!! And soon movies like 24 weeks later will become reality!


    more realistic than most people realize
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    Not_Superman saidThe difference, like free-range chicken, is that it actually has taste. It tastes like a beef is supposed to taste.


    this, I can understand. Where I grew up, we only ate free-range chicken because that was all they had. You can definitely tell the differences in taste and texture of the meat.
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    I just made a chuckroast with garlic, rosemary, onions, potatoes and carrots, it tastes wonderful and the apartment smells great.
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    mikeinslc saidI just made a chuckroast with garlic, rosemary, onions, potatoes and carrots, it tastes wonderful and the apartment smells great.


    how long did you roast it? like 3 or 4hrs?
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
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    mikeinslc saidI just made a chuckroast with garlic, rosemary, onions, potatoes and carrots, it tastes wonderful and the apartment smells great.


    how long did you roast it? like 3 or 4hrs?


    Yep, brazed it in a pan first then transferred it to a slow cooker. I was worried that it would smell like wet hay when I cooked it, boy was I surprised.
  • camfer

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    Oct 29, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    All cows start out on pasture and once weaned are fed grass and hay up to salable weight. Once they go off to the sale barn, they are bought by finishers who take them off to feed lots and feed them all kinds of things to fatten them up. Grass fed beef stays on the ranch and eats grass and hay its entire life. They go from the field to the butcher with no stop at a feed lot.

    Grass finished beef tastes distinctly different from feed lot beef. I feel that anyone could taste the difference. If you can't taste the difference, it is possible you haven't eaten the real thing. The grass fed standard is voluntary and there is no USDA certification program in place. This is an example of why it's good to know who's producing your food if at all possible.
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    Oct 29, 2012 7:02 AM GMT
    catchy_screen_name said
    BlueJeans90 saidWait, isnt all cow grass fed? icon_eek.gif

    Omg what have I been eating ...


    you've been eating cows fed with grain, animal byproducts, and corn- kept in pens not allowed to move, inoculated with high doses of antibiotics.


    Don't forget the chocolate bars, gummy worms, ice cream sprinkles, marshmallows, bits of hard candy and powdered hot chocolate mix.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/10/news/economy/farmers-cows-candy-feed/index.html
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    Oct 29, 2012 9:09 AM GMT
    It does taste "funny " and so does milk straight from a cow compared to the over processed stand ins that we buy at grocery stores.
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    Oct 29, 2012 10:17 AM GMT
    If "funny" equals "delicious" then, definitely. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 29, 2012 10:31 AM GMT
    It tastes like... grass.
  • Kagse

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    Oct 29, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    Usually organic, grass fed cows will have meat that is super tender. It actually can cook differently than meat from cows that have been fed a corn/wheat/alfalfa diet.
    I personally have never noticed that large of a difference in taste, but definitely in consistency.
    Haha I come from a land of cows. My hometown has a ratio, for every 1 person there are 4-5 cows.