New Zealand Beef Liver FAQ
Why Eat Beef Liver?
Beef liver is a superfood that acts as a storage depot for vitamins and minerals. Liver is a nutrient-dense protein that was valued for centuries in traditional cultures for its life-giving properties. Liver is more nutrient-dense than muscle meats and many vegetables. Nutrients found in beef liver include: A, C, D, E, K; B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12; calcium, copper, fluoride, iron, magnesium, manganese. phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc, CoQ10, betaine, and choline.
According to the University of California’s Berkeley Wellness center, “Ounce for ounce, liver is probably more nutritious than any other food.” In addition to being so nutrient dense, eating liver helps with detoxification. Its high iron content helps prevent anemia, and the vitamin A in liver helps to fight inflammation. Please see this website for more information on the specific health benefits of liver.
Does The Liver Store Toxins?
No. This is a common misunderstanding about the role of the liver in mammals. While the liver does act as the body’s filter, toxins are filtered and then excreted out of the body through various detoxification pathways.
What is Freeze-Dried Beef Liver?
Absolutely Pure’s New Zealand Beef Liver Capsules are derived from the organs of grass-fed cows. It is a minimally processed, un-defatted, freeze-dried liver that is encapsulated for convenience, health and taste.
Is Freeze-Dried Liver Better Than Desiccated Liver?
Desiccation can refer to several types of drying processes. Desiccation can mean heat-dried, which destroys some of the nutritional content of the liver. For this reason, we have carefully selected a supplier who freeze-dries, rather than desiccates liver, to ensure the maximum nutrient-density for our customers.
Why Take Beef Liver In A Capsule?
Many people do not like the taste of beef liver. Capsules provide the nutritional benefits of consuming beef liver without what some find to be the bitter, metallic, or unpleasant taste of whole liver. Taking liver in a capsule is also more convenient than preparing cooked liver.
Can Children Take Absolutely Pure Beef Liver?
Children 12 and over can follow adult serving sizes, younger children at the parent's discretion.
Are Beef Liver Capsules Safe For Pregnant And Breastfeeding Mothers?
Technically a food, not a supplement, beef liver capsules are suitable for everyone. Liver is very safe for breastfeeding mothers and contains many beneficial nutrients. Liver is generally safe to eat during pregnancy in moderation. If you are pregnant, always check with your healthcare provider to determine the best amount to take.
What Should I Look For In A High-Quality Beef Liver Capsule?
Quality beef liver that comes from grass-fed, pastured cows is the healthiest. Animals raised on factory farms generally do not have healthy organs. These animals are fed processed diets, given antibiotics and growth hormones, and confined without access to pasture. In addition, our New Zealand Beef Liver Capsules contain no fillers or flow agents, just beef liver in a gelatin capsule (freeze-dried, not desiccated). The liver is minimally processed and un-defatted for maximum nutrient density.
Where Does Absolutely Pure’s Beef Liver Come From?
Absolutely Pure Beef Liver comes from a pristine UK & EU approved farm source in New Zealand, a country that is internationally recognised as BSE-free. The cattle are reared as nature intended, without the use of growth-promoting hormones or antibiotics and are free to roam on pesticide-free grass pastures. New Zealand is like Scotland in that there are plenty of hills and lowland pastures where crops can't be grown, so the most productive use of the land is free-range pasture.
Is Beef Liver Paleo, Primal and Whole30 Friendly?
Yes. Liver is an important part of the Paleo, Primal, Weston A. Price, and Sally Fallon, and traditional diets. It is also Whole30 friendly.