Eating red meat is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. And, here in Scotland, we are so lucky to have premium quality Scotch Beef PGI produced right on our doorstep, selected from quality-assured farms across the country.
From supporting local farmers to boosting our diets (and our meal times), there are many reasons we should be eating Scotch Beef. Here are just five of them:
Fantastic taste and quality
Whether you opt for a succulent steak or a roast beef dinner, the taste of Scotch Beef is second to none and this is because it’s big on natural flavour. Scotch Beef is world renowned for its quality and taste and Scottish farmers take great pride in the Scotch Beef they produce.
Healthy and nutritious
Eating red meat is a great way to support your health. It’s a good source of protein and it also contains essential vitamins and minerals, including zinc which is important for the healthy functioning of our immune system and helps with fertility and reproduction. It also has a high concentration of iron supporting the production of red blood cells, as well as phosphorus, potassium, vitamins B6 and B12 and vitamin D.
Supports local farmers
Scotch Beef has coveted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, meaning it is sourced only from select Scottish farms and all cattle are born, reared and processed in Scotland. So when you purchase Scotch Beef with the yellow PGI logo, you can be certain you are supporting local farmers and that the source of your food is entirely traceable.
High standard of animal welfare
The Scotch Beef PGI logo also provides assurance of high standards of animal welfare. Quality Meat Scotland has a partnership with the Scottish SPCA as well as an Animal Welfare and Wellbeing Charter.
One of the best things about Scotch Beef is that it can be prepared in a variety of ways, with a choice of cuts, making it a versatile and nutritious meal choice. Opt for a delicious beef stir fry, or maybe you would prefer a beautiful burger, tasty beef kebabs or a traditional sirloin steak?
For inspiration, visit scotchkitchen.com to find a range of delicious meal ideas.