Delightful Lamb: Ingredient Spotlight - Wild Zora
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Delightful Lamb: Ingredient Spotlight


by Joshua Tabin May 16, 2017

Only the best ingredients make their way into the Wild Zora Bars. We talked about the grass-fed beef, now let’s shed some light on our lamb.

The Mediterranean Lamb Bar is one of our bestsellers.  No wonder: it's Paleo certified, Whole30 approved, AIP compliant....and delicious!


We were determined to find the best lamb possible. We wanted to know that the animals are fully grass-fed and are free to roam.  We prefer to work with local farmers, so we can see the living conditions of the animals of ourselves.  Because the meat labels don't have a unified standard, we decided not to rely on them. We knew we wanted grass-fed lamb.

 

Why pasture-raised lamb?

It tastes better

Sheep have a fairly high amount of body fat and grain diet will only increase it, resulting in unpleasantly greasy meat.  

It's better for you

Texture and flavor aside, lambs that eat grass, similarly to grass-fed beef, are higher in nutrients. Lamb is an excellent source of vitamin B, iron, and CLA.

CLA benefits

 It helps the environment

Sheep are excellent natural lawn mowers. They only eat the top parts of grasses and other plants, not pulling their roots.  Unlike goats, sheep are not picky eaters and will eat a variety of weeds, eliminating the need for pesticides.

 

"So, why is your lamb labeled 'All Natural'?" 

 

When we tried a “100% grass-fed” labeled lamb from Colorado, we weren't impressed.  Although Colorado is one of the top lamb producers in the US, the harsh winters impact the taste if the animals aren't allowed to go in the barns when they choose.  The lamb we tasted wasn't quite fatty enough, resulting in a tough texture and a "gamey" taste.  Because we promised to bring you snacks that are not only healthy but also taste great, the "grass-fed" lamb just didn't meet our standards.

Now we use an “all-natural” lamb from a local rancher in Colorado that doesn’t have the official certifications, but the animals have the ability to move freely in and out of the barns as they choose, they look healthy and happy, and the taste is superior.  The meat is still completely free of growth hormones and antibiotics.  Knowing all this is far more important to us than a flashy label.

Pairing the tender local lamb with rosemary and turmeric resulted in a meat bar that will take your snacking to another level.  Are you ready for your Wild Zora Lamb Bar?

 

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