Longhorn Beef Nutritional Facts
Grass fed Texas longhorn beef is considered lean beef and has some surprising health statistics. Longhorn beef is rich in protein, several B vitamins, and zinc. For example, in order to obtain the amount of B12 in in a 3 oz. portion of Texas longhorn beef, you’d have to eat 7 chicken breasts. You’d also have to eat 12 cans of tuna to get the same amount of zinc. In addition to great flavor, grass fed Texas Longhorn beef has the lowest fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calorie counts of any beef, chicken, or turkey alternative.
Common Nutritional Questions
In addition to being a source of protein, Texas Longhorn beef is rich in B3, B12, B6, zinc, and selenium.
A 3.5 once portion of grass feed Texas Longhorn beef has 132 calories.
A 3.5 once serving of grass fed Texas Longhorn beef contains 132 calories. In comparison, the same portion of ground Angus has 160 calories and ground chicken has 143 calories.
A 3.5 once serving of grass fed Texas longhorn beef has 42 mg of cholesterol.
A 3.5 once serving of grass fed Texas longhorn beef contains 42 mg of cholesteral; ground chicken has 86 mg and ground turkey has 74 mg.
A 3.5 ounce serving of grass fed Texas longhorn beef has 5 grams of total fat of which 1.43 grams is saturated fat.
source: Texas Longhorn Breeder’s Association of America
How to Cook Texas Longhorn Beef
As noted in the nutritional facts, Texas longhorn beef is very low in fat. Fat takes longer to cook, thus the lean Texas longhorn beef can cook betwen 25% and 50% faster than beef from other breeds of cattle.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
How to cook Texas longhorn beef
Pre-heat a pan or grill to medium heat
- Cook Side 1
Place meat on pan or grill turning once diagonally. Cook side 1 approximately 30% less cooking time than an equivalent cut of traditional beef.
Flip meat and let cook for one minute.
- Check Temperature
Use a thermoter to bring your cut of beef to your preferred cooking temperature. (see temperature chart below)
Pull the beef from the cooking surface, cover in foil and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes.
|Medium Rare||130 degrees|
|Medium Well||145 degrees|
|Well Done||155 degrees|