Is Beef Liver Good for You?
Updated March 15, 2021
It's a question commonly asked. Beef liver, like all other liver, provides nutrients, vitamins, and many other essential components to a healthy diet. Organ meats are often overlooked in American cuisine, though they are more popular in European countries. Organ meats almost always have higher nutrient contents than more traditional muscle meats.
Many people have concerns about liver acting as a storage for toxins in the body. The liver's job as a part of the body is to process toxins and then continue them on through the body's elimination systems. The liver does not store toxins, but it does store many essential nutrients that are used to process the toxins. These nutrients include vitamins A, E, D, K, B12; folic acid, and minerals such as copper and iron. Of all the organ meats, liver is by far the most nutrient dense.
The importance of organ meats is shown in both wild animal's diets, as well as ancestral cultures throughout human history. Many predatory animals, such as lions and wolves, would eat only the organ meats of their prey, or would leave the muscle meats for those ranked lower in the group. In ancient human cultures, organ meats would be both consumed and then used for either practical purposes or medicinal purposes. Some cultures focused more on the organ meats, and would consume the organ meats first, and then use the muscle meat for less-important meals and purposes.
Why Should I Buy Grass-fed Beef Liver?
It is important that when purchasing liver, you choose the healthiest and safest option. Our beef animals are 100% grass-fed on our pastures. In winter, they eat hay cut from our pastures. We never use toxic chemicals on our pastures or animals. No antibiotics, hormones, or steroids and no grain, meaning the animals are not even exposed to such toxic substances, like otherwise conventional store bought beef might be.
Power Grind Ground Beef - You can eat liver, too.
Liver is a true super food, but it isn't easy for everyone to eat. Served on it's own, it definitely has a strong flavor that can be hard for some to stomach. We know that given the choice between liver and onions or tacos and salsa, our family would much rather eat the tacos. We presume your family might be like that, too.
That's why we've developed our new Power Grind Ground Beef to give you the best of both worlds! Now you can have your tasty tacos with an added nutrition boost from the liver, too.
Our family couldn't taste the difference when we tested it, unseasoned. Add taco seasoning, BBQ, marinara, etc. and you've made a super meal that tastes super delicious!
Not sure how to cook up that liver?
If you're one to love the taste of liver or looking for the ultimate nutrition boost, check out this recipe for liver and onions. Many people have a traditional family recipe, but somewhere in time, ours slipped through a generation's hands, so instead, we're sharing this recipe from the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Give it a try!
Liver and Onions Recipe
Our liver comes pre-sliced in strips, so there's no worry about slicing. All liver is best when marinated beforehand in lemon juice for several hours. This helps draw out the impurities and gives it a better texture.
- 1 1/2 pounds sliced liver
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter or lard
- 4 cups onions, finely sliced into strips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Combine flour, salt, and pepper.
Remove the liver from the lemon juice; pat dry. Coat the slices in the flour mixture. In a heavy skillet over high heat, saute the slices in the butter/lard. Transfer to a oven-safe plate and keep warm in the oven.
In a separate pan, saute the onions in butter and olive oil over medium heat. Saute until golden brown.
Remove the liver slices from the oven. Combine onions and liver. Serve and enjoy!
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