Lets start with the health benefits of Wagyu Beef a.k.a American Kobe Beef - Below is some information from Dr. Tim Crowe about the health benefits of unique fat found in Wagyu Cattle.
Other naturally raised beef that is not Wagyu claim to have health benefits which is only true because they have very little or no marbling (fat) which drastically reduces flavor and tenderness of the meat with Wagyu you get all the taste benefits of excellent marbling without sacrificing health issues normally associated with well marbled beef. You do not have to sacrifice taste to eat healthier anymore!
Dr. Tim Crowe states the mono-unsaturated
to saturated fat ratio is higher in Wagyu than in other beef.
Dr. Crowe states, "We are not saying, for
a moment, that eating lots of CLA in Wagyu is going to cure cancer or diabetes
or make you lose weight."
These days we all are aware of how bad fast food and some kinds of beef can be for you, at JB Kobe Beef Farms we would like to make sure people know they can reduce their cholesterol and improve their diets without giving up beef that so many of us enjoy. And make sure they know they do not have to turn to a super lean tuff and dry grass fed type of beef in order to eat beef and maintain a healthy diet.. And that is one of the main reasons we started raising, eating, and selling high quality naturally raised Wagyu beef / Kobe Beef without antibiotics or growth hormones.
Since we are proud of the health benefits of our product, below is a quick set of facts about Wagyu beef and its health benefits, backed up Texas A&M University, Washington State University, and many others.
The Mono-unsaturated Fatty Acid to Saturated Fatty Acid ratio runs up to 33% higher in Wagyu beef than other beef
Research indicates that Mono-unsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) are either lower or neutral to total cholesterol levels, while increasing High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) levels, or good cholesterol.
Medical experts report that HDL tends to deliver cholesterol away from the arteries and to the liver where the body can process and get rid of it.
Wagyu beef is also an effective source of Essential Fatty Acids aka Omega 3 (Linolenic Acid), as well as up to 30% more Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid) than other cattle breed in the world.
Omega 3, the same compound found in nuts, olive oils, and fish that give them their health benefits, has been found to protect against heart disease, arthritis, depression, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure.
Omega 6 has been shown to prevent numerous kinds of cancers, while also reducing Low Density Lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) levels and triglycerides.
Wagyu beef is a fantastic source of Vitamin B, iron, and essential complete amino acids.
So basically you can eat beef without concerns of raising cholesterol, and gain benefits of essential vitamins and omega fatty acids in your diet. Not only can you eat beef you can eat the finest beef available to anyone.
And now for some history on the illusive Kobe Beef Cattle, which are actually a breed known as Wagyu
they first records of these cows can be traced back to 2nd century Japan where they were mainly used as working cattle to work rice fields, because of terrain not much inter-mingling of different areas did not happen, so isolated areas each had there own cattle, no cows were brought into Japan due to the shogun restricting cattle from other of the parts of the world from entering the country. There was a gap in the 1800's were some cattle were able to be imported but that is it. Time went on and the Wagyu cattle breed developed over centuries in many regions mainly Kobe Japan (Kobe Beef)became what it is today, hands down and documented the finest beef in the world.
And lucky for us some of these exceptional cattle were eventually exported to Australia and America, due to lack of land in Japan the Japanese Beef companies exported cattle so they could have more beef available in their country. A few dedicated ranchers like myself have decided to raise this exotic beef. It takes more time, money and care than any other breed to raise correctly, everything exceptional takes time. Thank you for taking the time to read this and we would love to have you try some of our Kobe Beef, when you purchase from us you are buying directly from the rancher who dedicates their life to raising the finest beef available. not a big online store that just puts it in a box for you.
Thank you for supporting American Ranchers and Farmers
Our family works hard to bring our customers some of the finest American Wagyu - American Kobe Beef produced in the United States. We have been breeding the finest high marbling Japanese Fullblood Wagyu bloodlines from the Kobe Japan Region into our herd for more than a decade to ensure you get extremely high quality Wagyu or American Kobe Beef as its more commonly known.