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There is no doubt that what an animal eats affects the flavor of its

meat. But as I've said in response to other questions, so much really

comes down to personal taste. Some people prefer grain-fed beef, others

grass-fed and still others like grass-fed/grain-finished beef, as an


I recall hearing a bear hunter once say that every year he likes to hunt

bear in Alaska just after blueberry season ends. Why? Because the bears

gorge themselves on blueberries through the season and, in turn, the

berries impart a unique, somewhat fruity flavor to the meat, and he

claimed, tenderize it at the same time.


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