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What should we eat? It seems like the experts’ dietary advice is always changing, thanks to the incremental nature of scientific progress. But the latest results, in both nutritional research and animal-science research, provide lots of good news for the beef industry.
What’s not news is that beef is an excellent source of high-quality protein — of course, that’s been known for some time — or that it contains all the essential amino acids, while most plant proteins lack at least one. And beef also brings many other important nutrients to the plate: iron, zinc, B vitamins, choline. “It’s a nutrient-dense food relative to its caloric value,” says Penny Kris-Etherton, a distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State University.