Nutritious Belgian Blues

In my last post, Dean asked if I had ever heard of Belgian Blue Cows. I had not, but have now read a bit about them, and about the claim that their meat is of superior quality, and even lower in calories and cholesterol than is chicken. They’re huge animals.

Super Cow 06Picture from Hemmy.net

The following information is taken from OzarkBelgian-Blue.com.

Belgian Blue meat compared to Hereford-Angus is more tender, has less fat and has 16% less marbling. Belgian Blues produce a 5 to 9% higher percentage retail product than other sire breeds. Our meat at Ozark Belgian Blue Beef is at the highest standard. Our cattle are not given steroids, animal by-products or antibiotics. They are fed natural grains, grass and hay. This makes our meat the best available.

Nutritional Comparisons
3-3.5 Ounce Average Serving

Calories Fat: Total Cholesterol Protein
Belgian Blue Cross 96 0.76% 22 mg 21.80%
Fish 78 9.00% 50mg 18.80%
Boneless, skinless
chicken breast
130 4.10% 41mg 22.90%
Traditional American Beef 188 25-35% 76mg 24gm
Lite American Beef 133
(45% fat)
15-25% 76 mg 25gm
Beefalo 119 4.2% 47mg NA

As I said, I’m not familiar with this kind of meat, and am not aware of it being sold in our stores, but of course, I will be looking for it now. Certainly, if I have some ravenous men swoop in here wanting big steaks, I’ll know what to order from the butcher!

Thanks, Dean, for the tip.

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8 thoughts on “Nutritious Belgian Blues

  1. dean

    I agree Tena! Hugely muscled animals…. other pics on the net show real structure better. Not the most tender beef…. no marbling. I have ordered some anyway, curious to taste. Dean

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