Cobb Creek raises the highest quality grass-fed meat and pastured chicken which taste great and have significant health benefits. Factory-raised, corn-fed meat can contain antibiotics, growth hormones, arsenic, dyes, and high levels of saturated fat. Making the switch to pastured meat eliminates all those unnatural additives and increases your take of omega-3s, anti-oxidants, and essential vitamins.
If you could do just one thing to increase your nutrient intake, combat depression and lose weight, would you do it? That’s exactly what switching to pastured meat, eggs and dairy can provide. Not only will decrease your chance of many types of cancer and heart disease, but you can increase your intake of essential vitamins and minerals. Just two pastured eggs provides the daily recommended intake of vitamin D! Pastured meat, eggs and dairy also contain high amounts vitamins E and C: anti-oxidants that combat free-radicals in the body.
In comparison with their confined, corn-fed counterparts, pastured and grass-fed animal products contain:
- 2-4 times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids (the "good" fats that lower cholesterol and risk of heart disease).
- 4 times more vitamin E.
- more beta-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body) and lutein, both of which protect and heal eyesight and lower the risk of macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness).
- lower saturated fats.
- more folic acid and B12 (especially in eggs from pastured hens).
- 2/3 less fat.
Conversely, products from confined and corn-fed animals contain:
- higher omega-6s (known as "bad" fats, which contribute to heart disease).
- arsenic. (Beginning in the 1960s, US poultry producers began adding trace amounts of arsenic to the animal feed. Arsenic can speed growth and turn breast meat an attractive pink color. Arsenic is linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and declining mental function in humans. The EU has banned arsenic in their poultry production as well as imports of US chicken.)
- "by-product feedstuffs," aka waste products fed to animals raised in confinement to speed growth. (These "feedstuffs" can include sterilized city garbage, floor sweepings, candy in wrapper, and bubble gum.)
We know that pastured and grass-fed animals are healthier animals, and we believe they are also happier animals. At Cobb Creek Farm, our aim is not only to preserve, but to improve the land and our branch of the food system.