Red meat is naturally rich in protein, low in salt and provides us with vitamins and minerals that contribute towards good health and wellbeing.
Red meat is naturally low in salt and a rich source of protein and minerals such as iron and zinc. Iron from red meat helps form healthy red blood cells – and combining animal sources of iron with plant-based sources of Vitamin C helps us absorb that iron more easily. Red meat is also a rich source of vitamins including Vitamin B12 which helps us to combat tiredness and fatigue as well as many other B vitamins that help with normal energy production to ensure a healthy immune system.
Choose leaner cuts of beef, lamb or pork when you are at the butchers and trim any excess fat from the meat before cooking – but leave some to add to the flavour. You can then cut off any remaining fat on the meat before serving and switch up your sides with a fresh salad or some grilled veggies.
Advancements in breeding and modern butchery techniques have helped to reduce the amount of fat in red meat that you buy these days. Lean red meat also goes well with other protein sources too – see Meat in the Middle - which helps make ingredients go further.
All about balance
With all the protein, minerals and vitamins being delivered naturally, Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork play an important role in a healthy, balanced diet. Scotch red meat goes very well with other protein sources such as beans, lentils and pulses – which all help the meal go further – choose a healthy accompaniment like brown rice, wholewheat pasta or veggie noodles, and then you can improve your fibre and vegetable intake too. It’s all about getting the combinations right to ensure you can enjoy your red meat, and maintain a healthy, nutritious diet.
Let us take you on a journey into what makes Scotch Beef, Lamb and Pork so special, and how we produce such high-quality meat that’s renowned and enjoyed worldwide.