Too much Unsaturated Fats in Beef?

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  1. natedawggh

    natedawggh Member

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    So... I've been buying beef under the belief that it was higher in saturated fat, but at Albertsons the other day and today at trader joes I looked at the nutrition info and ALL the beef is labeled as containing less than 50% saturated fat (for instance the ground beef was 17 grams total fat and only 7 saturated). Dr Peat says that beef has a higher ratio of sat to unsat. Even the Grass Fed beef was less than 50%! What gives? Pork shoulder was labeled about 80% saturated, so I got that even though I know Peat mentions how they're fed corn and soybeans. Can anyone chime in on this?
     
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    Beef tallow has almost 50 percent of saturared fat, 42 percent MUFA
    and 4 percent PUFA. I am guessing rest are some other kind of fat.
    Diet should change these ratio but not to a large degree since
    ruminant has the ability to convert unsaturated fat to saturated fat.
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/482/2
     
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    Awesome thanks.
     
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