OAKLAND, CALIF. – Belcampo Meat Co., a producer of organic, grass-fed and -finished, and Certified Humane meats, broths and jerky, recently released new third-party verified nutrition data that details the makeup of the company's animal proteins. All of Belcampo’s meats contain high protein density while its beef contains an optimal omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, and its pork and poultry products contain healthy monounsaturated fat levels, according to the data.
Belcampo shared the information to demonstrate its commitment to transparency. On a quarterly basis, Belcampo pledged to deliver full transparency to consumers about the quality and nutrition of the company’s pastured meat.
According to the new data, Belcampo’s beef averages a 1:1.2 Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio, which is the same as wild elk tested by the company, while conventionally raised beef have a ratio up to 1:30.
“There are many existing studies showing that pasture-raised meats are nutritionally superior; however, the term ‘grass-fed’ can still mean the animals are finished on grain at the end of their lives, which negatively alters the nutritional makeup of the fats in the meats before they make it to consumers’ plates,” said Anya Fernald, co-founder of Belcampo. “This new data is really exciting for us because it clearly and scientifically demonstrates why it’s critical that animals are raised and fed on pastures for their entire lives. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids ratios are extremely important for our bodies since they fight off inflammation, decrease the risk of high blood pressure and are proven cancer-fighters, so we’re proud to openly share with our consumers that when they eat Belcampo, they’re truly getting the best possible nutrition to support optimal health.”
Belcampo bills itself as a “climate-positive company.” Livestock are raised, slaughtered and processed on 25,000 acres of its own US Department of Agriculture Certified Organic farms and inspected facilities in California as well as from a limited number of farmers in its partner farm program.