Who knew there were so many health benefits of Omega 3’s.
When I started out grass finishing 14 years ago, I had been reading about the health benefits to the land, the animals, and humans in a number of places.
Although, Omega 3’s are not the only benefit, they do seem to be at the forefront of the movement. I was delivering some meat to a customer in Boise recently and we were discussing the various practices on the farm and the health benefits of the all Grass Finished beef and the fact that the Omega 3 content was so high. Her daughter asked, “Do you mean there is fish in the beef?”
Omega 3’s come from the green leafy parts of plants. If we eat animals who consume the green leafy parts of plants, we are the lucky consumers of long chain Omega 3 fatty acids which result from their digestion process. Fish eating kelp in the ocean is one way to do this (and that balance of minerals is extraordinaire). The leaves of corn (Non-GMO of course) contain omega 3’s. The corn grain, when processed into oil, is anywhere from 43-57/1 Omega 6/Omega 3 (Wesson Corn oil was the largest contributor to the Red Skelton show…back in the day.)
Dr. Mercola has a very good video high quality palant and animal based Omega 3’s.
The Price-Pottenger Nutritional Foundation has a very good downloadable booklet on healthy fats that come from the early spring grass.