Contact: Rochelle Gilman, RD, Director of Nutrition and Health Promotions, Iowa Beef Industry Council, 515-238-0944
Fire up the grill! May is National Hamburger Month and time to enjoy a tasty burger from the grill. Whether you prefer the classic toppings or a new twist to your burger topping, hamburgers are a family favorite.
Beef provides 10 essential nutrients like protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins, which provides bodies and minds with the fuel needed at all stages of life to be the best version of ourselves. A 3-oz. cooked serving of beef, similar in size to a deck of cards, provides 25 g. protein, roughly 50% of your Daily Value. Protein is one of the most satisfying nutrients and supports strong, lean bodies.
Try these burger tips when grilling for a perfect burger:
For more tasty burger recipes, visit iabeef.org
About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff. Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand. For more information, visit www.iabeef.org.