Watch out wagyu! Taiwan has its own premium beef now!

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 20 November, 2020
By: Leslie Liao

Taiwan’s premium beef is said to rival USDA Prime and A5 wagyu beef!

A nice juicy A5 wagyu steak might be the most decadent slab of meat there is, but it’ll probably break the bank. “Move over, wagyu!” says Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture. Taiwanese farmers have developed a cheaper and similar premium beef alternative. The secret? Feeding cattle sweet potatoes.

Taiwan produces 200,000 metric tons of sweet potatoes annually, but 20% never make it to market because they’re not up to standard. Throwing out the imperfect product is just plain wasteful. That’s why Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture has stepped in to do something about trashing the tubers. By mixing probiotics into the sweet potatoes and incorporating them into cattle feed, Taiwan has produced beef with marbling and taste that rivals USDA Choice beef from America. Some beef is even good enough to be classified as USDA Prime!   [FULL  STORY]

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