What is Beef?
Beef is the culinary name for meat from bovine animals, normally referring to cows. 
The flesh of bovines has been eaten by hunters from prehistoric times, some of the earliest known cave paintings such as those of Lascaux show Aurochs in hunting scenes. Domestication of cattle occurred around 8000 BC, providing ready access to beef, milk and leather. Most cattle originated in the Old World with the exception of bison hybrids. Examples include the Wagyu from Japan, Ankole-Watusi from Egypt, and longhorn Zebu from the Indian subcontinent. Cattle were widely used for meat across the Old World. Some breeds were specifically bred to increase meat yield or improve texture like the Murray Grey, Angus or Wagyu, etc. 
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Aliases (Also Known As)
Beef Sirloin Steak
Cooked Seasoned Beef
Grass Fed Beef
Powdered Cooked Beef
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|