• The Monounsaturated:  saturated fatty acid ratio is up to three times higher in Wagyu than commodity beef 


  • Wagyu is abundant in Essential Fatty Acids such as the Omega 3 (Linolenic Acid) and Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid).


  • Omega-3 protects against heart disease, arthritis, depression, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, and providing anti-carcinogenic properties.


  • 40% of saturated fat in wagyu is stearic acid, regarded as having a minimal impact in raising cholesterol levels


 

​Producing the worlds healthiest beef 

Wagyu is not your average beef.


The unique selling point of wagyu is in its health profile, unrivaled by any commodity beef.Delta wagyu is vested in research to produce the world healthies beef, testing all our cattle for the Stearoyl CA desaturase (SCD) gene.


There are several different DNA sequences of the SCD gene in wagyu cattle* these are categorized into 2 groups based on the amino acids Alanine (AA) & Valine (VA). Cattle that have the SCD type A gene have enzymes that are able to change stearic acid (saturated fat) into oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid)* Oleic acid makes the fat soft with a low melting point.


By using the SCD gene we can select the cattle which deposit soft, and oleic acid-rich fat, that is delicious and healthy! 


Recent research demonstrates that high oleic acid ground beef may reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol)  and increase HDL cholesterol ( the good cholesterol).

 



 

Why is Wagyu so healthy ?