Grass-fed meat in Asia

In the same way that Biohackers focusing on optimal diets will choose grass-fed butter as a key part of their diet, so too they will aim to eat grass-fed meats when available. This means eating more Omega 3 and other nutrients from their meat, and especially eating less of the inflammatory Omega 6 fats found in corn-fed meats. Such meats can be harder to find and more expensive, but this is a Biohacking blog for health, not one aimed at saving money.

For a great infographic about what grass-fed is, why it’s better and how to cook it, take a look at this article on BulletproofExec.com.

  • Asia

A general rule is to look in the meat section of supermarkets (the upmarket ones are more likely to stock such meats), looking for “grass-fed” options. If all else fails, New Zealand meats and some Australian meats are more likely to have been grass-fed, even if they aren’t labelled as such.

Don’t forget that local farmers’ markets (see my collection for Asia here) can be a great place to find healthy foods, including grass-fed meats.

  • Australia

In a number of countries around Asia, when I have found grass-fed meat in supermarkets, it’s often from either Australia or New Zealand, and there it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is easy to find all over the place in Australia. That said, here are some options:

Boxgum Grazing delivers to Young NSW & Canberra & the ACT

Gold Coast Meats has stores in the area (Mermaid Waters & Benowa), but also delivers more widely

Solly’s Bulk Meat delivers to Canberra & NWS (south coast)

  • Hong Kong

Here are two sites where you can order grass-fed meat for home delivery in HK. I have only used the former (watch for their special offers):

Feather & Bone (was ‘Three Butchers’, you can also visit them at 18 Gage St, Central)

My Meat Man

Tenderloin

There is an article in Liv Magazine that gives some other places for buying grass-fed beef in Hong Kong that is worth checking out.

  • India

Joseph’s Mumbai Master Butcher

  • New Zealand

In a number of countries around Asia, when I have found grass-fed meat in supermarkets, it’s often from either Australia or New Zealand, and there it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is easy to find all over the place in New Zealand.

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