When you first enter the world of organic meat and produce, you may be bombarded with information about these products.
Here’s the truth to these claims.
1. If it says it’s organic, it is.
When you are judging whether a particular cut of beef or lamb is organic, make sure you look for the Australian National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce label.
Organic food Down Under may also be labelled certified organic by one of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry accredited organisations.
These organisations provide stringent standards to follow, so you know you are getting an optimal product, free from unwanted chemicals, hormones and antibiotics.
To qualify for this label, producers and farmers must meet strict criteria and follow all rules for safety, animal and agricultural welfare.
2. There’s no difference for the animals
Grass-fed animals means they benefit from a more natural environment.
Not only do they avoid being fed a cocktail of antibiotics, growth hormones and animal byproducts but they have the ability to be out in the sunshine and move around.
This means they lead a more healthy, natural lifestyle.
3. Organic food has the same nutritional value
Organic red meats such as beef and lamb contain more of the omega-3 fatty acids needed for good heart health.
Not only that, but these meats also contain twice the amount of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) per serving. This may help you lose weight and reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
These items also contain around a third less fat per serving, making them a great addition to any balanced meal.
3. There is no difference to the environment
Organic foods are farmed in such a way to promote a healthier and more sustainable use of the natural resources at our disposal.
This includes using modern farming methods that reduce the need for harmful chemicals.
As a result, the land used for organic farming is more fertile and the waterways cleaner and healthier.
4. It’s hard to find organic foods
While once upon a time organic food was in the realm of specialty shops and businesses, but these days its increased popularity means you can often find it lurking in your local supermarket.
Simply look for the Australian National Standards Organic label and you will be all set.
5. There’s no difference in taste
Here at Arcadian, we believe our meat has a great taste, as it is succulent and full of flavour.
Why not try some today and see if you can taste the difference?