Meat is a wonderful source of protein which can provide the human body with many health benefits and advantages. Are you aware of what to look for when it comes to the quality of the meat that is provided by local supermarkets and butcheries? In terms of quality, meat will differ from one country to another and the way the animal has been raised and been taken care of throughout its life.
Introducing Silver Fern Farms, who have become a much loved and respected brand that provides premium red meat across the UAE Silver Fern Farms, founded 1948, is New Zealand’s leading procurer, processor, marketer and exporter of premium quality beef and lamb to over 60 countries. It is a company of proud, passionate farmers and food people, creating goodness from the farms the world needs.
In New Zealand, the climate, clean air, and plentiful pure water fuels year-round growth of lush, green pastures. The animals are raised year-round, like nature intended, with the ability to wander and graze freely. The animals eat and live as they would naturally which greatly reduces stress, promoting better animal welfare, and ultimately resulting in more tender and better-quality meat to eat. With the animals being fed a diet rich in grass, rather than grain fed as so many are today, the animals grow strong and healthy. As a result, the meat that is produced has a consistently delicious, distinctive flavour. The meat is leaner, more finely textured and nutritionally better for the human body. Compared to being grain-fed, grass-fed meat is lower in saturated fat, and higher in vitamins A and E, conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids.
Sustainability is embedded in all Silver Fern Farms do. Their commitment and follow-through are the key to making sure they do the right thing by their customers who increasingly want to know that their red meat is sustainably produced. The brand has committed to a range of bold initiatives to drive their vision, helping it to become a reality and to position Silver Fern Farms as a leader in sustainable food production. Some examples of their sustainability efforts include radically reducing their water usage per kilo of product produced by 30% since 2016. In 2020, over 100 tonnes of plastic waste were permanently removed from their supply chain and since 2016, there has been an incredible 9.2% reduction in energy use per kilo of product produced.
Some of the benefits of grass-fed animals include:
- Leaner meat
- Lower in total fat, saturated fats and has fewer calories than grain-fed meat.
- Higher in antioxidants including vitamin A and E
- Endorsed by Keto, Paleo, and clean eating diets as a more nutrient dense and natural protein source
- Animals are free to roam and graze as they like, all year round, as nature intended
- Farmers optimize livestock to match the natural grass growth curve
Silver Fern Farms meats are currently available at Carrefour, Lulu Hypermarket, Prime Gourmet and La Carne in Abu Dhabi.
For more information, please visit https://silverfernfarms.com and follow the brand at @silverfernfarms_me on social media to stay updated on their news and happenings.