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I asked the butcher at my local Food Lion about their Butcher's Brand beef and i was told that it too is free of hormones and antibiotics which is good...but their beef is "grain fed". Does that mean that their meat could have wheat glutens in it?....and what about corn fed beef? Should O's stay away from that?

The issue with grain-fed beef is that the nutritional profile is different, not as good, than  grass-fed beef.

You don't have to worry about the lectins in the feed from the troublesome grains, such as wheat and corn.


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The issue with grain-fed beef is that the nutritional profile is different, not as good, than  grass-fed beef.


grass fed beef has more Omega-3 than does the grain fed.  



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• Omega-3 Fatty Acids are found in the green leaves of plants and are not present in corn grain. Grass fed beef has up to 10 times the level of Omega-3 compared to grain fed. Diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce risk of heart disease.

• Vitamin E is present in higher concentrations in Grass Fed beef vs. grain fed. In grain fed cattle receiving no Vitamin E injections, the Vitamin E levels in the meat are four times lower than Grass Fed. Even in the feedlot cattle injected with Vitamin E, the Grass Fed beef still has twice the Vitamin E.

• Beta-Carotene is up to four times higher in Grass Fed beef than conventional corn fed beef.

• Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is 5 times more prevalent in Grass Fed beef vs. grain fed. Grass Fed beef and milk from Grass Fed dairy cows is richest known source of CLA. CLA is considered a “Good” fat and a potent defense against cancer.


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I'm glad that i found this thread. I too was wondering about the less expensive grocery store beef. I would prefer to eat the grass fed but money is an issue for me. ... our local Earth Fare has nice looking beef and they claim that it is raised on open range-lands, only vegetarian fed, no antibiotics or growth hormones...but it's expensive as heck!

I asked the butcher at my local Food Lion about their Butcher's Brand beef and i was told that it too is free of hormones and antibiotics which is good...but their beef is "grain fed". Does that mean that their meat could have wheat glutens in it?....and what about corn fed beef? Should O's stay away from that?



The Earth Fare beef is grain finished. It's about on par with Laura's Lean Beef in my humble opinion. Wheat and corn both qualify as 'vegetarian fed'. .

Being fed wheat does not mean the beef will have wheat glutens or lectins in it. It does mean the fat will be much higher in omega-6 (as compared to omega-3) and that there will be more total fat. Also, the animals are less healthy when fed grain.

Do what you can afford. I sometimes get nice lean London Broil when it goes on sale for less than $3/lb, kind of hard to pass up when you are on a budget.

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