You’ve probably heard of Kobe beef, possibly Wagyu beef but have you ever heard of Akaushi? If not, read on because its history is interesting, and its health benefits are intriguing.
Akaushi beef is a specific breed of cattle native to Japan. They are a protected breed and considered a national treasure to Japan. During the 90’s a loophole in an international trade agreement allowed a small herd of the cattle into this country…into Texas. Texas is the only place in the world outside of Japan that the breed exists.
Akaushi beef has intense marbling, and it grades THREE levels above prime. The marbling in Akaushi beef is said to have the highest percentage of mono-unsaturated fat of any beef in this country. As a result, the meat has an intense buttery flavor and is incredibly tender. Perhaps more importantly, Akaushi beef is said to have the lowest cholesterol of almost any meat sold in the U.S…lower than turkey and even lower than chicken according to the USDA.
There’s only one place in San Antonio where you can buy Akaushi to cook at home and that’s Bolner’s Meat Market-a fourth generation family run business here. Oh, I almost forgot the best part…it’s on sale right now up to 30% off.
For more info on Akaushi and tips on how to grill the PERFECT steak, head to my website at www.goodtastewithtanji.com.
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