Most likely, you’ve heard the saying “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.” (You can probably even hear the “Rodeo” music by Aaron Copeland playing in the background.) Well, that saying is especially true in May, as we celebrate National Beef Month in Kansas.
Beef and its by-products have an immense impact on our society, not only in Kansas but around the world. It’s found in the hamburger you cook on your grill, the gelatin that composes the marshmallow you roast, the gum you chew, the medicines you take, the soap used to wash your hands and in many other products. Its impact in our everyday lives is immeasurable.
Beef also is a primary source of numerous vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy lifestyle. This list includes protein, vitamin B-12, zinc, iron, phosphorus, selenium, and many more! In fact, a 3-ounce serving of lean beef accounts for less than 10 percent of a 2,000-calorie diet, yet supplies more than 10 percent of the daily value of those vitamins and minerals.
As you can see, there’s plenty to appreciate when it comes to beef. So celebrate National Beef Month by dusting off your grill and sharing some delicious steaks and hamburgers with family, friends and neighbors! To get the party started, get to know your beef a bit better!
Try Some Delicious Beef Recipes
Meet Some Kansas Beef Ranchers
Learn How Beef Is a Healthy Choice
For more information, visit www.kansasbeef.org.