The Tariq Halal Wagyu Beef
Wagyu beef is highly sought after worldwide because of its rich, buttery taste that sets it apart from other types of Beef. Sweeter than typical beef, Wagyu has a firm, yet luxuriously buttery texture that makes the meat practically melt in your mouth. Because of its quality and taste, Wagyu beef is often one of the most expensive types of meat you can buy.
What Makes Wagyu ‘Wagyu’?
Wagyu is beef that comes from Japanese beef cattle. In fact, the name actually means Japanese cow. In Japanese ‘wa’ translates to ‘Japanese’ and ‘gyu’ translates to ‘cattle.’
Full blood Wagyu cattle have an impressive pedigree and can be traced back over 3500 years. They were originally bred as draft animals which is why they developed such a unique intramuscular structure. Today, they are bred for quality and not quantity.
Wagyu cattle contain more intramuscular fat cells, creating the signature gourmet marbling the meat is known for. This tender consistency creates beef that is heavenly and creamy.
The quality of Wagyu beef is measured by a system called Beef Marbling Score (BMS) with 3 being the lowest and 12 the highest. The higher the fat content, the better the flavour and texture of the meat and the higher the BMS score.
Keeping Wagyu cattle happy and healthy enough to produce their exquisite meat is an expensive and time-consuming process which is why it’s often so expensive. Anyone who has tasted Wagyu beef, however, will agree the effort and cost are worth the taste.
Wagyu Health Benefits
Well-marbled Wagyu has a buttery, umami flavour because it has more fat called monounsaturated fats. These fats are ‘good fats’ and are better for your cholesterol than other types of red meat because they help lower bad cholesterol while improving good cholesterol levels.
The fatty acids in monounsaturated fats also include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that have been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's.
Halal Wagyu Beef from Tariq Halal
Halal Wagyu beef has been slaughtered according to British Halal Food Authority Guidelines. Additionally, the cows have all lived an enriched, pain-free life with clean water, a healthy diet, and free space to roam and graze.
Quality grade halal Wagyu beef is available from Tariq Halal, making this savoury meat accessible to all consumers and not just high-end restaurants.