**Full Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine.
Consumers are concerned more and more about health and eating better. One of the things they look at is fat consumption; how much is in a product and what type of fat it contains. We have been hearing a lot about omega-3 fatty acids and how they are a good fat but until now the best way to get omega-3 was by eating certain fish or by taking supplements. Problem here is that many people don’t like fish or omega-3 supplements. Now there is another alternative, GreatO Beef.
GreatO is the first and only USDA-labeled and certified beef product naturally abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids. So how do they get the omega-3 into the beef? The cattle are raised on a diet naturally rich in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Each bite is packed with nutrients from healthy oilseeds and other natural whole grains high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. The result is a delicious, tender beef, with all the flavor and high-quality protein many crave with lower saturated fat. Grass fed beef do get omega-3 from their grass diet, but it is only about 70 mg of omega-3 fatty acids in a 4 oz serving. GreatO 80/20 Ground Beef contains 200 mg omega-3s in a 4 oz patty. Regularly grown ground beef has 0 mg omega-3s.
Adding the Omega-3 to the cows diet is beneficial to the cows too. The cows grow faster, perform more efficiently and spend little-to-no time in the sick pen, requiring little to no antibiotics.
And GreatO isn’t stopping with beef. They will soon have pork, milk, goat cheese, chickens and eggs.
I did try the GreatO beef and thought it had a nice flavor not unlike other beef. I couldn’t tell the difference between this product and other ground beef in texture or in cooking results. If it is another way to get omega-3s besides taking supplements, then I’m all for it.