Did you know that liver is a nutrition powerhouse? It’s high in protein and rich in essential vitamins and minerals. The nutrients of just one serving of 100% grass-fed beef liver is helping your body turn food into energy, maintain healthy bones, boost immune system, assisting your nerve cells and feeding your brain. Check out the awesome nutritional benefits in beef liver. Check out just some of the awesome benefits liver has to offer.
- Vitamin A – 626% -Antioxidant that is important to vision, growth, cell division, reproduction, and immunity.
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)- 184%- Essential in breaking down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to produce energy.
- Vitamin B6 – 95%
- Vitamin B12– 2802%- Aids in keeping nerve cells healthy, helps make DNA, and aids in preventing megaloblastic anemia, which is a blood condition that makes you tired and week.
- Iron– 70%- Transports oxygen throughout the body and helps to prevent fatigue.
- Folate -83%
- Copper- 554% Copper is an essential nutrient that works with iron, to enable the body to form red blood cells. Copper helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption. Recommended copper in the diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
- Choline– 69% Aids liver and brain function. Choline supplement may help reduce your risk of fatty liver disease
- Niacin 75%
How do you include liver in your diet?
Fry it -Breaded or plain, frying liver is quick and easy and makes a fantastic dish. Season with salt, pepper, and onion powder and fry the liver in beef tallow or lard. Be sure not to overcook. Look for a light pink middle.
Mix it with ground beef -We love the tase of liver and like to use 20% mix of liver to ground beef in our burgers. That’s 4oz liver added to 1lb of ground beef. It’s just enough for a hint of taste and it keeps the burgers moist. If you would rather not taste the liver you can always use less or brown the mix and add to tacos, or spaghetti sauce.
Liver thaws quickly and is easier to work with partially frozen. Lay it out a few minutes at room temperature and slice the liver while still frozen.
If you have a food processor or grinder attachment, you can mince it and mix it with ground beef. We find the meat grinder attachment for our stand mixer works well to add the frozen liver in with ground beef. You can use a food processor to mince the liver while it is partially frozen, split it into 3-4oz portions and refreeze for future use. Pull it out and add to your ground beef as needed.
Still looking for a way to incorporate liver. Here’s an easy recipe.
Traditional Liver and Onions Recipe