11 Facts About Beef


Beef can be prepared in various ways; cuts are often used for steak, which can be cooked to varying degrees of doneness, while trimmings are often ground or minced, as found in most hamburgers.

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Beef has a high environmental impact, being a primary driver of deforestation with the highest greenhouse gas emissions of any agricultural product.

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Beef is cognate with bovine through the Late Latin bovinus.

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Beef cattle are raised and fed using a variety of methods, including feedlots, free range, ranching, backgrounding and intensive animal farming.

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Beef production is important to the economies of Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, Paraguay, Mexico, Belarus and Nicaragua.

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Beef is first divided into primal cuts, large pieces of the animal initially separated by butchering.

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Beef can be cooked to various degrees, from very rare to well done.

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Beef can be cooked using the sous-vide method, which cooks the entire steak to the same temperature, but when cooked using a method such as broiling or roasting it is typically cooked such that it has a "bulls eye" of doneness, with the least done at the center and the most done at the outside.

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Beef can be cooked quickly at the table through several techniques.

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Beef jerky is dried, salted, smoked beef popular in the United States.

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Beef is a source of complete protein and it is a rich source of Niacin, Vitamin B12, iron and zinc.

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