How to Buy Your Meat?
Lesson No 1: The Quality
Kosher Markets offer 2 kinds of Beef inside the US market:
- American Beef: Is a higher quality meat and most of the time the animals are Grain-Fed (Corn Fed).
- South American Beef: Offer Grain-Fed Beef and Grass-Fed Beef. South American Beef is always less expensive.
Steaks and Roasts.
Meat amateurs will always look for a Prime AMERICAN Ribeye or Rib steak or Roast for the tenderness, the high taste, and his known high juicy quality.
In another hand, South American Grass-Fed steaks are much less tender and juicy but have a much lower level cholesterol and are much less expensive.
South American Grass-Fed Beef look more color full red due to the absence of fat.
THIS IS NOT A HIGH-QUALITY CRITERIA!
PRIME AMERICAN Beef look at the contrary more “marbleized” due to the inclusions of fat.
That is what gives his high tenderness and juiciness.
If you do not eat steaks or roasts every day, if you do not have cholesterol issues and if you can afford a little bit more, then ASK YOUR BUTCHER for PRIME AMERICAN STEAKS OR ROASTS. Kosherland Market Surfside offer both options. Ask the butcher on premises what best for you!
Lesson No 2: The Price
In any market you will find on the pack of the meat 2 prices:
- Price per LB
- Price that you will pay.
LOOK ONLY AT THE PRICE YOU ARE PAYING!
Price per LB means NOTHING.
Some store will sell Prime Rib steak or Flanken at $12.99/lb full of bones and fat.
Other stores will sell the same piece of meat $17.99 BUT CLEAN of extra bone and fat.
The final price will be the same!
DON’T GET IMPRESSED BY A TOO LOW OR TOO HIGH PRICE PER LB.
You pay for what you have in most case!