For years, decades probably, you’ve heard story after story about how harmful fat is to a diet. And like most things, there is some truth in these claims.
Bad fat is bad fat. And leads to unhealthy results.
But the truths about good fat are emerging and becoming more mainstream with movements like Paleo, Whole30 and Bulletproof.
Nowhere is good fat more pronounced and visible than the marbling in a steak.
To clear any confusion, marbling refers to the intermingling or dispersion of fat within the muscle of the meat. Marbling is not the outer layer of fat that is trimmed before purchase or consumption. Marbling is the fat streaks and specks in the steak itself.
Generally speaking, the more marbling, the better piece of meat.
Here are three benefits you’ll receive from a well-marbled steak:
So the next time you’re considering a steak purchase, take a look at the marbling. If it’s highly marbled, there’s a high probability you’re on the right track.