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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Proven to be essential to your heath

From Harvard's School of Public Health

The human body can make most of the types of fats it needs from other fats or carbohydrates. That isn’t the case for omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also called omega-3 fats and n-3 fats). These are essential fats—the body can’t make them from scratch but must get them from food.

The strongest evidence for a beneficial effect of omega-3 fats has to do with heart disease. These fats appear to help the heart beat at a steady clip and not veer into a dangerous or potentially fatal erratic rhythm. Omega-3 fats also lower blood pressure and heart rate, and improve blood vessel function.

Link to research

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At Prickly Pear Pigs, our herds are out in the pasture from sun up to sun down and each receive ~2 pounds of brewer spent grain every day. This balance of grass and grain allows us to produce a pig that is higher in Omega-3 fatty acids than store bought meat, while maintaining a lower cost of production than traditional "grass only" pork.

To learn more about our ranching practices, please read the report from the Practical Farmers of Iowa study found here.

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