GO Farms sells only our locally grown, responsibly raised, premium quality beef. It's essential to know where are food is coming from and providing that knowledge for our customers is important to us. This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about beef and why its important to our diet. Fresh, lean beef is rich in various vitamins and minerals, especially iron and zinc. Beef is primarily composed of protein and varying amounts of fat.


Beef is mainly composed of protein. Animal protein is usually of high quality, containing all nine essential amino acids needed for your body. Amino acids are very important from a health perspective. Beef is one of the most complete dietary sources of protein, its amino acid profile being almost identical to that of your own muscles.


Beef contains varying amounts of fat. Apart from adding flavor, fat increases the calorie content of meat considerably. The amount of fat in beef depends on the level of trimming and the animal’s age, breed, gender, and feed. Beef is mainly composed of saturated and monounsaturated fat, present in approximately equal amounts. The major fatty acids are stearic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid. Naturally-occurring ruminant trans fats are not considered unhealthy.

Vitamins & Minerals

The following vitamins and minerals are abundant in beef:

  • Vitamin B12

  • Zinc.

  • Selenium

  • Iron

  • Niacin

  • Vitamin B6

  • Phosphorus

Beef contains many other vitamins and minerals in lower amounts. Other meat compounds contains a number of bioactive substances and antioxidants, which may affect health when consumed in adequate amounts.

Some of the most prominent compounds in beef include:

  • Creatine

  • Taurine

  • Glutathione. An antioxidant found in most whole foods, glutathione is particularly abundant in meat. It’s found in higher amounts in grass-fed beef than in grain-fed

  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)

  • Cholesterol

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