EB Strong's Steaks
Why USDA Prime Steaks Are Superior.
that has savored a USDA Prime Graded Steak knows that it is
delightfully tender and juicy with a buttery flavor
that makes it distinctively superior to any other steak.
Of all the beef produced in the US, less than 2% is certified as USDA
Prime. Typically you will not find USDA Prime in the
supermarkets since its limited supply is gobbled up by fine
meat purveyors that retail it to upscale restaurants and affluent
How The USDA Grades Beef.
The United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) meticulously grades beef at the request
of a meat packer. Only beef that is USDA inspected may
carry the USDA shield of authenticity. The grading
system determines the quality rating of beef based upon a very
complicated inspection system which essentially measures
the amount of marbling (fat specs) in the ribeye muscle (lean) portion
and combines the maturity (age) of the beef carcass to
arrive at the inspected grade quality.
Basically the higher the ratio of marbling and the younger the beef,
the higher the grade. It is the fat marbling that
determines tenderness, juiciness and flavor. The age of the beef
determines beef texture and also effects flavor. Younger
beef produces a finer texture and a lighter red color.
Therefore USDA Prime Grade Steak
has the highest rating of a combined high
ratio of marbling with the youngest maturity of beef. EB Strong's
is proud to offer our customers USDA Prime Grade Steaks
- the most flavorful and most tender with the finest