Why Buy Wagyu?

What Does Wagyu Taste Like?

When you experience Wagyu beef, it’s a mouthwatering journey of discovery — each forkful will bring new flavor heights that make you question why you’ve been settling for grocery store beef for so long.

The secret lies in deep marbling, which creates a more buttery flavor than traditional beef. Wagyu beef also has a lower fat-melting point, adding softness to your meal. Every bite is infused with the rich beef taste of a pot roast and leaves a gloss on your lips.

In comparison, grocery store beef is a cheap bottle of wine that gets you by — but Wagyu beef? That’s drinking a prized Bordeaux at a vineyard in France. When you serve Wagyu–for a special occasion or to light up a weeknight dinner–you transform your dining room into a decadent restaurant.


Is Wagyu Beef Good For You?

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. With Wagyu, you can have your steak and be healthy, too.

Unlike traditional beef, Wagyu beef contains healthy ratios of monounsaturated fats and essential fatty acids like omega-3 and 6. Research suggests that eating a diet that includes highly-marbled Wagyu beef can promote heart health and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

How? Wagyu is one of the only breeds that build up healthy intramuscular fat, known as marbling. This marbling creates high proportions of monounsaturated fatty acids. These are the same fatty acids in avocados, olive oil, nuts, and salmon.

Monosaturated fatty acids, like oleic acid, are up to  50 percent higher in Wagyu than in American grass-fed beef. These healthy fats are known to decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, sometimes called “bad cholesterol,” while increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, known as “good cholesterol.”

Another reason to pick up the fork? Essential fatty acids, like omega-3 and 6 have been linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other conditions.

Experts say all these healthy fatty acids add to Wagyu’s buttery, melt-in-your-mouth taste and make it a functional food. That means not only does Wagyu provide the nutrition you need and the deliciousness you crave, but it may also prevent disease.

Is Wagyu Beef Grass Fed?

At Morgan Brook Farm, our purebred and American Wagyu beef are grass-fed, but not all Wagyu on the market are. When it comes to raising the most delicious Wagyu beef, cattle that aren’t grass-fed won't deliver the same flavor explosion and health benefits.

Research shows that grass-fed beef is able to produce 300 to 500 percent more linoleic acid, including omega-6 fatty acids, in its meat, than grain-fed beef, adding to the health benefits and rich flavor profile of Wagyu.

In the warm months, our cattle enjoy pastures of fresh grass and wildflowers and can roam to nearby springs and waterfalls. They also eat hay, silage (fermented grasses), and grains, all grown at our farm.

Is Wagyu Beef Humanely Raised?

As farmers, we are dedicated to providing a humane and low-stress life for our animals. Our cattle receive a nutritious diet customized to their age, comfortable shelter, and plenty of pasture to roam. We never use growth hormones or steroids. 

Research has proven that when you give Wagyu the care and diet they need, it pays off; their meat is higher quality, perfectly marbled, and healthier for you too. 

Relaxed animals produce more tender cuts of steak, roasts, and ribs. One way we keep our animals relaxed is by spending time with them, keeping their areas nice and clean, and making sure they’re comfortable. This stimulates blood flow and keeps their muscles from tensing up. So the next time you dig into a juicy piece of Wagyu beef, remember that relaxation was key in making it so delicious!

Where Can I Buy Wagyu Beef?

Wondering where to buy Wagyu beef? The best place is directly from a farm that raises pure Wagyu humanely, including allowing their cattle to roam through pastures. A farm that controls the entire life cycle ensures a higher degree of quality, ensuring that you’ll receive the maximum flavor, health benefits, and premium experience you expect. 

Our online shop makes it easy to create a farm-to-fork experience at your table for a special occasion or to delight your family on a weeknight. Explore our Wagyu beef store online and make your next meal one you won’t forget.
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