What is Wagyu Beef and why it is Special?

What is Wagyu Beef? 

“Wagyu” simply means “Japanese cow”. Wagyu is meat with a Japanese origin. Wagyu beef comes from the wagyu cow, a unique Japanese breed, and unlike other cow species, they have unique features that give them a distinct taste and appearance.

Why is Wagyu Beef Special?

First on the list of these features is the noticeable intramuscular fat that leaves the beef steak with some marbling red meat and fat appearance. These features leaves the meat very tender, unlike other types of beef, and gives the wagyu beef an extra buttery flavor. The taste and buttery flavor in Wagyu cannot be rivaled by any other type of beef. 

Wagyu beef contains more monounsaturated fat than saturated fat, making it a perfectly healthy beef option for us as consumers.

Furthermore, it is rich in Omega-3 unlike other types of beef. This gives it a unique healthy status. Also, the wagyu beef is widely considered a perfect gastronomic delight and having stearic acid, which is believed to have an insignificant impact on cholesterol-related issues. 

Features and benefits of Wagyu beef :

  • Marbling and fatty appearance

  • Tender with an extra buttery flavor

  • Contains up to 300% more monounsaturated fat than regular beef

  • High Omega 3 and Omega 6 content

There are four essential wagyu breeds, all varying in physical color, beef color, and texture. One would expect that all beef from Japan should be categorized as Wagyu, which is not precisely the case. 

The four distinct wagyu breeds are:

  • Japanese Black (Kuroge)

  • Japanese Brown (Akage)

  • Japanese Polled (Mukaku)

  • Japanese Shorthorn (Nihon Tankaku)

Anything aside, these four breeds aren’t wagyu beef.

American Wagyu is the result of purebred Wagyu crossed with traditional beef cattle breeds. The end result is a perfect combination of Wagyu buttery marbling flavor and traditional hearty American beef flavor!

GO Farms is currently offering Wagyu / Red Angus August Beef Shares & 1/4 Grass Finished + Wagyu / Red Angus November Beef Shares that are limited. The months of August and November will be the only Wagyu Beef Shares for the year, so be sure to pre-order yours now with a deposit!

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