Organic lamb from Australia is among the best in the world – and that’s not just a sentiment shared by those Down Under.
Stephen Edwards, business manager for global marketing at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), has commended Australia’s burgeoning reputation as a source of quality lamb in an August 16 media release.
The US was the largest export market for Australian lamb last year, shipping in 36,667 tonnes of quality meat.
Mr Stephen explained why Australian lamb sold so well in international markets such as the United States.
“The product is well-sized, well-trimmed and has a great mild flavour, which sits well with the American palate,” he said.
“Chilled Aussie lamb that is exported to the US has the added benefit of 40 days ageing while on the water, which adds amazing tenderness to an already tender product.”
The popularity of lamb is hardly a surprise, wherever you are in the world, as the versatile meat also offers numerous health benefits.
As a red meat, it is packed with protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins to keep you fit and healthy and can ward off illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
And if you’re looking for the ultimate product that is both healthy and maintains the welfare of animals, why not try organic or grass-fed lamb?
In addition to all the nutrients you can find in normal lamb, grass-fed lamb has a couple of added bonuses such as the optimum balance of fats for your body.
These animals will also have been treated better on the farm, meaning you can enjoy your meal without a guilty conscience.
Whether you’re in Australia or the US, high quality Australian organic meat is never too far away!