#1 Healthy Longhorn Tongue


Healthy Longhorn Tongue deliciously. Sick of serving the same roasted chicken breast or lean grilled steak each night? Bored with fish and pork? Why not step out of your comfort zone and try a different cut of meat at Iron Rock Ranch Longhorn Shop?

One option: Longhorn tongue. While it’s not a staple in the United States, beef tongue is often used in Latin American cooking, frequently showing up in Mexican and Puerto Rican dishes. With a pleasantly tender texture and relatively mild taste, cow’s tongue is a great place to start if you want to expand your culinary horizons into organ meats. And, as a bonus, cow tongue is great for you, supplying nutrients you need to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Basic Nutritional Breakdown

Like most meats, Longhorn tongue is a moderate source of calories. A 3-ounce portion will set you back about 240 calories, which come from the meat’s 16 grams of protein and 19 grams of fat. All that protein helps fuel your active lifestyle – it’s a source of all the amino acids you need to build lean muscle. And the fat comes from a mix of healthy unsaturated fats, along with 7 grams of less-than-healthy saturated fat. This means that Longhorn tongue is not a lean meat – but that doesn’t mean you can’t include it in your diet from time to time.

Zinc and Other Minerals

Eating Longhorn tongue will net you a few essential nutrients, including several minerals. One of the most abundant is zinc, an essential mineral important for cell growth and especially crucial for immune function. A 3-ounce portion of Longhorn cow’s tongue has about 3.5 milligrams of zinc, which covers between 32 and 44 percent of your daily zinc needs, depending on your sex. You’ll also get smaller (but still significant) amounts of iron and phosphorus, along with traces of potassium.

Plenty of B-Complex Vitamins

Longhorn tongue isn’t just packed with minerals, it’s a good source of vitamins, too. It has B vitamins, which collectively support your metabolism, helping to break down proteins, fats and carbs into usable energy for your tissues. Longhorn’s tongue is especially rich in vitamin B-12, which keeps your blood cells healthy and promotes good nerve and brain function. Eat one serving of Longhorn’s tongue, and you’ll get 2.6 micrograms of B-12 – enough to meet your needs for the day. You’ll also get significant amounts of vitamins B-2, B-3 and B-6.

Serving Longhorn Tongue

If you’re new to eating Longhorn tongue, fear not – cooking organ meats is not as intimidating as you might think. Start by thinly slicing the tongue so that it’s easier to cook – if the butcher has not peeled the tongue, use a knife to do it – and braise it in a slow cooker until tender. Use the tongue as a filling for sandwiches, or use a richly-spiced braising liquid to make flavorful tongue to use as a filling for tacos.


Longhorn Tongue and Iron Rock Ranch

Feel free to learn more about Iron Rock RanchHistory of the Longhorn and other Longhorn Recipes in the cooking of our Longhorn beef products. Longhorn Beef Tongue is a healthy meal when made with Iron Rock Ranch Longhorn meat.

Iron Rock Ranch Longhorns rotate in lush green grass fields among the Texas trees and pastures continuing our environmentally friendly ranching traditions as it was meant to be. Maintaining our rich natural organic flavors. Iron Rock Ranch prides ourselves on no growth hormones, no steroids, no antibiotics in fed, no fertilizers, no artificial or synthetic additives and absolutely no by-products or pesticides added to our grasses. 

Iron Rock Ranch maintains an organic healthy fed grass by implementing the soil regeneration process as a particular form of ecological regeneration within the field of restoration ecology. This is creating new soil and rejuvenating soil health by: minimizing the loss of topsoil, retaining more carbon than is depleted, boosting biodiversity, and maintaining proper water and nutrient cycling. 

We are a carbon friendly ranch. 
Our ranching puts carbon back in the SOIL. This helps the world from the negative effects of climate change with every bite! Our unique style of proper range management and longhorn beef create a win/win for your health and the health of our planet.

This is why Iron Rock Ranch Longhorn has a deliciously sweet flavor that is low in fat, low in cholesterol, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and sometimes labeled the beef super food that is Longhorn. Please try some of our Longhorn today.

Our top selling products here at Iron Rock Ranch are our Half Longhorn Cow and Whole Longhorn cows that come frozen solid, package ready for your freezers and families table.

You can also customize your orders on our website to match your families meal needs. Some of our family favorites are the Longhorn Ribeye steaks, Lean Longhorn Ground Beef HamburgerLonghorn Chuck Roasts, our sold out Longhorn Beef Jerky and many others in our Longhorn shop. 

For additional information please feel free to contact us at Iron Rock Ranch to know more about our products.

Check out many more great facts about the Longhorn information at Wikipedia.

Longhorn Tongue Nutrition

3.5oz Longhorn BeefCaloriesProtein GramsFat GramsCholesterol Millegrams
Iron Rock Ranch Longhorn Beef140.025.53.761.5

Longhorn Tongue Facts

Our Longhorn test Results Nutrition ChartIron Rock Ranch Longhorn Grass Fed
Fat %3.7
Protein %25.5
Sat Fat %4.3
Mono Fat %2.53
Trans-Fat %0.38
Poly-Unsat %0.17
Omega 3 mg/g1.52
Omega 6 mg/g2.56
Ratio 6:31.7
CLA mg/g1.51
Cholesterol mg/100g61.5

Grass Fed Vs. Grain Feed

Longhorn is a lean beef that is naturally lower in fat than conventional grain fed cattle. 10% less saturated than that of other cattle and is on a par with skinned boneless chicken. Beef this lean can lower your LDL cholesterol.

Omega 3 fatty acids

2-4 times Omega 3 fatty acids to help protect against disease and treat illnesses.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid

High levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and is proven to increase metabolic rate, reduce fat, enhance muscle growth and fortify the immune system.

Antioxidant Vitamin E

Four times higher in Vitamin E than feed lot cattle. This powerful antioxidant is also linked with lower risk of cancer and heart disease.

Beta-Carotene to Vitamin A

Increased levels of Beta-Carotene to help reduce chance of heart disease and cancer as the body converts Beta-Carotene into Vitamin A.

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