Taste Test

NPR's Tiny Test Kitchen reported on grass-fed beef and held a fun grass-fed beef taste-test to see if people could tell the difference between the grass-fed and corn-fed beef.  I won't give the results away (watch the video below to see what happened), but I will state a few things about the production of the beef and factors that influence taste: 

  • Grass is leaner than grain. Therefore, grass-fed cattle results in cuts of meat with less fat than corn-fed cattle
  • Grass-fed cattle are outside and active for longer periods of time than typical corn-fed cattle, they tend to have more muscle
  • Most meat you find in the grocery store is corn-fed, it's what we're used to

Tiny Desk Kitchen host Allison Aubrey (left) gave a blind taste test of grass-fed beef and corn-fed beef to NPR's Ari Shapiro and Susan Stamberg. See the video for the results.

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