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The Instacart guide to beef

Beef is a staple of many households as it's a nutritious and delicious meal option. A 3oz serving of beef, which is about the size of a cell phone, has about 10 essential nutrients, including iron, zinc, protein, and vitamins B6 and B12. It would take 8oz of cooked chicken to equal the same amount of iron found in a three-ounce serving of beef.

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FAQs about beef

There are three safe ways that you can thaw beef.
  • Refrigerator: This is the best method, but it relies on planning about a day in advance. Stew meat, steaks, and ground beef can defrost in a day by this method, while bone-in cuts and whole roasts might take at least two days. Once the beef thaws, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to five days before cooking it.
  • Cold Water: Do not remove the beef's packaging, but place it in a leak-proof bag. Place the bag in cold water, and change out the water every 30 minutes. Smaller packages might take an hour, while larger ones might take several hours.
  • Microwave: If you're using this method, make sure you cook the beef immediately to prevent the spread of bacteria.

The way that cattle are fed plays a role in their nutrient component. Grass-fed cattle eat mostly grass, while grain-fed cattle eat a diet based on soy and corn. As a result, grass-fed beef typically contains less fat but has more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed cattle. Grass-fed beef is usually more expensive as well.