Know the Different Cuts of Steaks and How Much Protein They Offer


Red meat consumed in moderation has its health benefits. Quality steaks are packed with protein that is vital for muscle growth and recovery, as well as high amounts of vitamin B-12 and iron which keeps red blood cells healthy and boosts the immune system. Knowing the different cuts of steaks can help when ordering at a restaurant.

Before anything else, it’s important to note that the American Heart Association has recommended limiting the consumption of lean meat, poultry, and seafood consumption to six ounces per day. A lean cut of beef is defined as a 3.5-ounce serving that contains less than 10 grams total fat, 4.5 grams saturated fat, and 95 milligrams cholesterol. An extra-lean cut as a 3.5-ounce serving contains less than 5 grams total fat, 2 grams saturated fat, and 95 milligrams of cholesterol. The extra lean cuts are eye of round roast, sirloin tip side, top round roast, bottom round roast, and top sirloin steak.
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Know the Different Cuts of Steaks and How Much Protein They Offer

Pair Succulent Steak with Red Wine to for a Truly Magnificent Meal


Steak enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike have both heard the saying that steak is best paired with red wine. This is not just speculation; it’s been proven to be true and even science backs it up. Wine experts credit the fermentation process and chemicals used in making wines, together with the different compounds present in the meat.

The science behind it is that the molecules in red wine called tannins soften the fat in the meat and release its flavor. The fat then tones down the wine’s astringency, thereby releasing more fruity flavors. According to Federico Lleonart of Graffigna Wines, “What you end up with is the tannin in the wine softening the steak and the fat in the steak softening the wine. A win-win situation for both,” and rightfully so.
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Pair Succulent Steak with Red Wine to for a Truly Magnificent Meal