Omega-3 rich ground beef available soon
Many doctors recommend that people try to increase intake of fresh, cold water fish – including salmon, herring, mackerel or sardines – in order to boost consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. These compounds have been found to be beneficial to heart health, reducing the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, among other benefits.
Unfortunately, these fish are not always a staple of American diets. So researchers from Kansas State University set out to find a way to get people to consume more omega-3 without dramatically changing their diets. The result is omega-3 enriched ground beef that may become available to the public by the end of February.
Though there is no recommended daily dose of fish oils, many doctors suggest 1,200 to 1,600 mg per day. The new meat, called GreatO Premium Ground Beef, will have about 200 mg of omega-3 in a quarter-pound hamburger and supposedly tastes the same as regular beef. With the slogan "Every Bite Counts," the ground beef is being released in a line of omega-3 enriched products that also will include pork, chicken, cheese, milk, butter and ice cream.