Yellow fat is good for us?
As a kid I would stare at the meat my grandparents would feed us on their farm in Croatia.
We’d visit them for summer vacations, which involved all sorts of farm activities that seemed exciting to city boys.
Chickens, pigs, horses, cows, bulls, they had them all.
But I could never get over the yellow looking fat on a lot of the meat. And I never understood why our grandparents actually PREFERRED eating the fattiest pieces.
I always preferred the lean and clean pieces of meat.
But it turns out my grandparents were right again, check out these comments from Ask Well: Is Grass-fed Beef Better For You:
In 2010, Mr. Nader and his colleagues at California State University, Chico, published a review in Nutrition Journal that found that on a gram-for-gram basis, grass-fed beef contained higher levels of beneficial fats such as omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid, or C.L.A. It also contained more antioxidants and higher levels of beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A that can give grass-fed beef a yellowish appearance.
“When people go to their retail store and see yellow fat, they think there’s something wrong with it,” Mr. Nader said. “That’s not some bad piece of meat. That’s actually vitamin A you’re looking at.”
So cool right?
Another reason to eat healthy fats.