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Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with omega-3s
Healthier option becoming available
Food and Farm Good Be Ledb
In this Oct. 1 photo, a variety of products with omega-3 fatty acids is shown at GreatO Premium Foods' facility in Manhattan, Kan. The company is has been experimenting with feeding a special flaxseed supplement, shown upper left, to cattle, chickens and pork to produce meat, egg, and dairy products with the healthy fat. - photo by Associated Press
WICHITA, Kan. — Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed — even marine algae — with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice. People have long been told they can decrease their risk of heart disease by eating more omega-3 fatty acids, the kind salmon get from algae. It inspired researchers at Kansas State University: Could the steaks and hamburgers from cattle fattened on algae pass on those healthy fats?
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