What is Marbling

A lot of the special ways we farm and breed wagyu is designed to increase marbling. 
The reason for Wagyu beef’s high-quality marbling is its genetics. The cattle are bred to produce a higher percentage of intramuscular fat (IMF), which makes the meat tender and flavorful. Wagyu cattle are bred to produce more intramuscular fat, which gives the meat its buttery texture and intense flavor.
Marbling is technically known as Intramuscular Fat. The white streaks or flecks you can see in a raw piece of beef is intramuscular fat. These bits of fat are what gives the beef its soft texture and enhances the flavor. 
  • Marbling is made of Monounsaturated Fats. It is full of the essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6, 9, as found in olive oil and fish.
  • It  isn’t tough. Actually the opposite… Marbling is what gives beef its tender silky texture.
  • Marbling melts while the meat cooks, carrying flavor throughout the meat and while keeping it juicy. Wagyu marbling will even begin to melt from the warmth of your hands.

Variations of Marbling

There are different variations of marbleization in steaks. For example, the cuts that are most marbled come from the loin. This is because these are the muscles less often used, meaning more fat. There are also marbled cuts that come from the legs, rump, and shoulder areas. Different breeds, ages, and the diets of individual cows will dictate how much marbling the beef has.

 American Wagyu Beef which is half angus half wagyu, is also extremely marbled. Both are filled with nutrients such as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and offer a wide range of other health benefits.

Why You Should Try Wagyu Beef

There are a number of reasons why you should try Wagyu beef.

  • Firstly, Wagyu beef has a much better flavor than other types of beef. The high-quality marbling gives the meat an intense flavor that is sure to please your taste buds.
  • Secondly, Wagyu beef has a more buttery texture than other types of beef. The marbling score affects the tenderness and juiciness of the meat, so Wagyu beef is sure to be tender and juicy every time you eat it.
  • Finally, Wagyu beef is considered to be some of the best beef in the world. If you are looking for a truly exceptional dining experience, then you should definitely try Wagyu beef.

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