Beef Heart: A Muscle and An Organ
Beef heart simply put, is the heart of the cow and the heart is completely edible. Just like a beef ribeye or flank steak, Beef Heart is a muscle!
Cardiac muscle is only found in the heart. This muscle is involuntary (contractions happen without conscious thinking) and is striated (muscle fibers are side by side) contributing to the same grain appearance we think about with meat.
However, beef heart is extremely unique because it’s also an organ meat, as well as a muscle meat!
Meaning, it’s more nutritionally dense than a typical steak. Organ meats in general are a nutritional powerhouse. Basically, think of them as mother nature's multivitamin to help support optimal health! All nutrients in muscle meat and organ meat are more bioavailable.
Beef Heart Is A Rich Source Of….
- Coenzyme Q10
- B2 (Riboflavin)
- B6 (Pyridoxine)
- B9 (Folate)
- B12 (Cobalamin)
Even more impressive, 3.5 ounces of beef heart contains 356% of your recommended daily value of vitamin B12, 70% of your daily B2 and nearly half your daily selenium!
Beef Heart is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids to provide proper muscle synthesis and brain health. It’s also surprisingly low in fat compared to other cuts of meat. Heart contains a mixture of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Beef Heart Health Benefits
- Provides Natural Energy
- Cardioprotective Effects
- Supports Immune System
- Helps Brain Function
- Boosts Mood
Beef Heart FlavorBeef heart is just like a steak with a more intense, rich beef flavor; however, it’s not as tender as a steak, as it has a firmer texture. The heart can be used for delicious preparations and is extremely versatile. It’s a great way for beginners to start eating organs. We like to either slow cook, low and slow to help break down that collagen or try thinly sliced with a quick sear.
If you’re trying to add more organ meats into your diet, beef heart is a great place to start, as it’s more subtle than other organ meats, such as liver and kidney. Make sure to add our 100% pasture-raised, grass fed and finished Beef Heart to your next order and start experimenting.