What is Angus Beef?

You might see “Angus Beef” on a label at the store or on the menu at your favorite burger joint - but what does it actually mean? 

Angus simply refers to the type of cattle the meat was made from. Originating in Scotland, this breed is known for great beefy taste, good marbling, and being highly popular in the U.S. They can be found in either Black Angus or Red Angus varieties. 

Angus also come in a variety of grades ranging from Prime to Choice, Select, and then down to several lower-quality grades. The grading is inspected by USDA graders and given a Certified Angus Beef stamp of approval if it meets the Choice or Prime quality tier.


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