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Benefits of Beef Tallow – Time to start frying again!

The Benefits of Refined Beef Tallow:

1. High in CLA, a type of fat that has been shown to reduce cancer, lower body fat, and improve brain function.
2. High levels of Vitamin A, D, E and K.
3. High level of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
4. Rich in antioxidants.

The Benefits of Beef Tallow Applied to Skin:
1. Rich in anti-aging antioxidants.
2. Rich in vitamin A, D, E and K that nourish the skin directly.
3. Easily absorbable as beef tallow closely resembles the human skin cell structure.
4. Tightens and maintains integrity of skin cells.
5. Promotes skin cell regeneration.

*Please note that beef tallow has a distinct smell that may be too strong for some people.

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Winter Delivery in Denver

We had such a wonderful response to our meat over the summer at the farmer’s market that we thought, “Why take a break? Let’s keep going!”

Introducing our Denver Delivery Program!

For a $10 delivery fee you can order our grass-fed beef, free-range whole chickens and pork and we will deliver the order to your door step. Order between December 1-15th and we will waive the delivery fee!

Steps:

1. Go to www.beginfreshfoods.com
2. Place your items in the shopping cart
3. At check-out create a personal login
4. Select “Local/Denver Delivery” as your shipping option (Only valid for CO addresses in the greater Denver area)
5. You will receive an email from our team with your delivery information

 

 

We are also available to put bulk orders together for you. Send an email to beginfreshfoods@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season full of family, festivities and food!

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You Are What Your Food Eats

From Global AgInvesting:

Cows are ruminants, superbly adapted to convert grass into meat or milk. Research is proving that the health concerns long associated with eating beef result not from eating beef, but rather from eating corn-fed beef.

During World War II farmers were producing more corn than the American population was consuming and so, started feeding the surplus corn to cattle. They soon found that cows eating corn fattened up much quicker than cows eating grass.  Seventy-five years ago it took a cow four to five years to reach a slaughter weight of 1,200 pounds.  Today it takes 13-15 months, thanks to corn, antibiotics, growth hormones and protein supplements.

But corn consumption in cattle causes many problems, because quite simply, cattle were never meant to consume corn.  Cattle on pasture have Ph neutral (Ph of 7) stomachs.  A corn diet dangerously raises the acid level in the cow’s stomach creating health conditions such as acidosis, necessitating medications and antibiotics which create prime conditions for the existence of E. Coli.

The very dangerous strain of E. Coli 0157:H7 was isolated in the 1980’s and arose because cattle were being fed grain and not their natural diet of grass. When we hear of the all-too-common re-calls of beef because of E. Coli contamination it is because of the animal’s diet.

Feeding cattle on corn fundamentally changes the meat they produce, greatly increasing levels of unhealthy Omega-6 fatty acids and decreasing levels of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.  This change greatly impacts the healthiness of meat for human consumption.  Scientists estimate that our Paleolithic ancestors consumed meat with an Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acid ratio of close to 1:1, and not more than 1:5.

 

When cattle are grass fed or raised on pasture, the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 is exactly where it should be for a healthy animal and therefore a healthy human eating that animal.  Since cattle cannot properly process grains, when they are corn fed, the ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 is completely opposite of what is natural.  Corn-fed cattle have 15%-50% less Omega-3 fatty acids in their meat than grass fed cattle creating meat that is much less healthy of us to consume.

In modern beef production a calf will be on pasture for the first few months of its life and then moved into a feedlot and fed corn to fatten it up quickly.  We can see in the following chart how quickly the animal loses the Omega-3s in its system after its diet is changed. Read More…

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Why Begin Fresh is Better

We have partnered with an amazing ranch that has been breeding and genetically testing black and red Angus for over 30 years to be the best tasting and most tender cattle raised on a grass-fed only diet. Their farming practices are of the highest standards we have seen in this highly competitive market. No GMO’s, no hormones, no antibiotics ever, is just the beginning.

The herd is a closed herd, no other animals are ever brought in. The fields are double fenced so they have no contact with other herds in the area. If a cow needs to see a veterinarian, the vet comes to them. If a cow needs antibiotics she is given therapeutic antibiotics and removed from the herd. Probiotics is all the cows are ever given. All of their winter hay is grown on site and never sprayed with any herbicide or pesticide….ever! Sound environmental practices, protecting the natural grasses and ground water, and humane treatment of cows are used.

Black and Red Angus Cows

Detailed records of each cow is meticulously documented so we can provide the following description of all our beef:  #92, also known as Rodeo, ate only a grass-fed diet from the beautiful lush grasses of central KS, no herbicides or pesticides on any of his feed, no antibiotic or hormones. Born on 9-20-2014, mama was Mrs. 35 and his dad was Mr. Big and black, a son of Primstar, his tenderness was 6 and marbling was a 7.

More and more we are seeing the value in knowing exactly what we are bringing home to your families. Here at Begin Fresh we believe in providing a 100% clean option for our customers, from ranch to table, at a competitive price.

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Grass-fed Burgers: 5 Steps to Delicious

If you’re like me you probably only eat burgers when you go out to a restaurant. Well, that has changed! Ever since trying our 80/20 ground as burger patties, I can never go back to a traditional grain finished burger. They taste better and feel lighter in your stomach. And they’re better for you. Win win.

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  1. Press ground by hand into four burger patties (Don’t smash down too hard)
  2. Season with pepper, Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, and garlic salt
  3. Grill on medium to medium/high until slightly pink in the center
  4. Add cheese of your choice and let melt for a few minutes (Brie turns a simple burger into something fancy)
  5. Serve on a bun with the condiments and sides of your choice

Let us know how you cook your grass-fed burgers in the comments.

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Crockpot Roast Recipe

Fall is comfort food time. Try a chuck roast or Pikes Peak roast in your crock pot for an easy meal that will feed your whole family.

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3lb roast
Beef broth
Chopped onion
Chopped celery
Onion soup packet

Crock pot on low for 8 hours

2 hours left add carrots and potatoes. Use the broth to make a gravy or leave as is. You have a full meal all in one pot. Enjoy!!

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Cyber Monday Contest & Health Benefits of 100% Grass-fed Beef

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Why spend more on 100% grass-fed and finished beef? There are definite health benefits:

  • 100% Grass-fed and finished
  • No GMOs
  • No Antibiotics
  • No Added Hormones
  • No Soy
  • 100% Grass only diet – No grains!
  • Free-range humane animal handling Practices
  • Higher concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (tied to improved immunity and anti-inflammation benefits)

Did you know that unless your beef is 100% grass-fed it might be grain finished? Because this industry has no USDA standard and independent certifications evaluate meat differently the term “grass-fed” means something different to everyone. A “grass-fed” cow could have been fed some grain. It might still be organic, non-GMO grain, but it’s not 100% grass-fed. That’s why we advertise that our beef is 100% grass-fed and finished. We know our ranchers and we have verified their ranching practices. You can also be sure that you’re getting a quality product every time you order from Begin Fresh.

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Holiday Sales and Coupon Codes: Grass-fed and finished beef

The holidays are almost here and it’s time to start planning delicious meals and gift giving ideas. Quality grass-fed and finished beef is the perfect gift for anyone because everyone likes to eat. A roast for your mother-in-law. Filet mignon for your boss. A gift basket for your child’s teacher. The possibilities are endless. Plus, we gift wrap everything so the work is already done!

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Use these coupon codes to help your budget.

freedelivery – for anyone living in SW Kansas, Colorado Springs or Denver. Simply choose the local delivery option. With the coupon you’ll save the $10 delivery fee.

20%off – Use this code for your entire order to receive 20% off your entire order.

These codes are only good for a limited time. Let’s get shopping!!