The profile of marbled Wagyu beef is more beneficial and healthier to human health. Health experts discovered the mono-unsaturated to saturated fat ratio is higher in Wagyu than in other beef and, the saturated fat contained in Wagyu is different. Forty percent is stearic acid, which is regarded as having a minimal impact in raising cholesterol levels.
Wagyu is also higher in a type of fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid, CLA. Wagyu beef contain the highest amount of CLA per gram of any foodstuff, and on average 30% more than other beef breeds due to higher linoleic acid levels. Foods that are naturally high in CLA have fewer negative health effects on humans.
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