Kobe beef: one of the most valuable meat in the world

Kobe beef, is one of the finest meat on the planet. The cattle are raised in places far away from stress to preserve the precious quality of their meat. It is said that some farms give cattle beer to drink, because it would favour the softness of the meat and it is said also that some of them are massaged regularly, to make the meat even softer. These practices, have been denied by the Official Kobe website that categorically excludes the using of beer, but not completely that some farmers might really enjoy to give a massage to their animals, even if is not a practice traditionally used.

The price per kilogram of the meat can be up to 1,000 euros, depending on the cut and quality. The fat present in the meat, helps to make it very soft and the cholesterol content is significantly lower compared to other types of red meat. During growth, animals are fed with barley, wheat and hay. Another important feature of this meat quality is its “moiré”, i.e. the fat present in the meat.

This quality meat is named after the Japanese city Kobe, a port city, which opened to international trade in the early 1800s, and thanks to an Englishman who discovered the meat of Kobe, this prized quality meat started to become popular in other countries. In this city there are bred called Cattle Tajima-gyu, from which the precious meat comes from.

These animals are not only bred in Kobe city, but also in other regions of Japan. To protect these animals, there is also a trademark in order to guarantee the high quality of it. The animals must be neutered or bulls or heifers, and they must have a maximum weight of 470 kg.

On the official site of Kobe beef, you can see all manufacturers and importers of this fine meat.

Curiosity: it seems that the name of the famous player Kobe Briant, just drifts from the name of this delicious meat. His parents chose for him this name after a trip to Japan, where they tasted the famous meat. They were so impressed, both by the taste and the name itself, who decided to give their children this particular name.


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