85% LEAN / 15% FAT
Leaner, but has a tendency to dry out if overcooked
80% LEAN / 20% FAT
Juicy and flavorful, most popular choice among chefs
75% LEAN / 25% FAT
Higher in fat, more indulgent for burgers, and delicious1
Now, some facts that may surprise you:
Research consistently shows 4-6 ounces of beef in a balanced diet supports good health2
About half the fatty acids in beef are monounsaturated, the same heart-healthy fat as olive oil2
About 1/3 of beef’s saturated fat is stearic acid, a fat which doesn’t raise cholesterol2
2Do Beef Substitutes Stack Up? Webinar by Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.
What about the meatless trend?
Most meatless burgers are similar in fat and calorie content as beef, but are usually lower in protein3
Fat in meatless burgers mostly consist of coconut oil, which is high in saturated fat3
Many consumers look to limit saturated fat, or choose fat that is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs); coconut oil contains a very small amount of MCTs3
Whatever your customers are in the mood far, there’s a patty out there that will satisfy their burger needs. That, combined with your creative additions, will help you create a menu to keep them coming back.