Belted Galloway Beef Meat Facts
Flavor Profile : Clean, Clover, Olive, Fruity, Rich, Bright.
Belted Galloway : Known as the "Oreo Cookie" cow for its
distinctive black coat and thick white stripe which wraps around
its center, this small but hardy heritage breed originated in the
rugged hills of southwestern Scotland where it is celebrated for
its taste. The breed grows a shaggy coat of hair allowing it to
adapt well to cold weather, and sheds this extra hair in the
summer. The Belted Galloway's adept grazing abilities are
another factor which gain the breed favor among farmers and contributes to its excellent marbling. Belted Galloway meat is
exquisite. It is bouncy and bright with a simple richness and
hints of olive and clover.
Body comparisons made between a half-dozen purebred Belties and an equal number of commercial cattle placed Belted Galloway beef low in saturated fat content as well as total fat average, and indicated high ratios of Omega 6 to Omega 3--the beneficial lineolic and linolenic acids. In fact, the Linoleic fatty acid (Omega 6):omega 3 ratio of their beef is one of the most healthy at 3:1, making it comparable to fish or chicken in a healthy diet.
Galloways ranked first in taste among other beef cattle breeds in USDA study! They have also shown 30% Less Cholesterol, 8% Less Saturated Fat, and 17% Less Total Fat!!
Galloway Beef Comparison Chart
Galloway Steak Other Steak Roast Chicken Pork Loin Salmon Fillet
Fat 2.71 4.79 2.67 5.83 6.75
Saturates 1.25 1.86 0.67 2.00 1.50
Polyunsaturates 0.28 0.16 0.67 0.58 1.83
Cholesterol 0.046 0.047 0.070 0.060 0.050
grams/100 grams of raw meat
*Source: Canadian Nutrient File, Health & Welfare Canada 1991