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“Results released by Analytical Services, Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center at OSU for John’s Farm Beef.

The conjugated linoleic acid (CLA, a group of geometric and positional isomers of linoleic acid) has received special attention because of its beneficial properties for human health. A National Academy of Sciences report has pointed out that “CLA is the only fatty acid shown unequivocally to inhibit carcinogenesis in experimental animals."

John’s Farm Beef test results -- mg/g lipid is 9.85 According to OSU officials "the content of CLA in the sample of Johns Farm Beef in the highest range of CLA content reported in the literature for beef."

In recent years there has been much interest in the beneficial effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA), known also as ω-3 PUFA or omega 3 fatty acids. The beneficial effects have been well documented and include anti-atherogenic, ant-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory effects and reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

Nutritionists feel it is very important to compare the fatty acids ratio, Omega 6 to Omega 3, in considering human nutrition and generally, the recommended average values are ≤ 4. John’s Farm Beef average value of 1.86 is impressive as stated, "it is our observation that the Omega 6/Omega 3 ratio for the organic ground beef sample from John’s Farm Beef is far below 4, and follows the recommendation of nutritionists to be beneficial for human nutrition."

Our goal for John’s Farm Beef has always been to manage and sustain an organic beef program whereby our livestock would roam and graze freely on environmentally friendly pastures, flourish and finish on grass with a supplementation of one pound per day of organic barley and produce a consumer-healthy product.

We are grateful for the opportunity to provide Oklahomans with beef that has proven health benefits which surpass grass-fed averages.

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