I have always been a fan of BBQ Brisket that is slow smoked with Mesquite or Pecan wood. Now Wide Open Country News posts that Texas A&M has proclaimed BBQ Brisket is good for you. Halleluiah!
It seems that Brisket contains high levels of oleic acid that produces good kind of cholesterol.
Oleic acid has two major benefits. It produces HDL's which lower your risk of heart disease and it lowers LDL's the bad type of cholesterol.
Researchers say this also applies to most ground beef.
"The brisket has a higher oleic acid that the flank or plate, which are the trims usually used to produce ground beef." said Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M Agri-life research scientist. "The fat in brisket has a low melting point, that's why the brisket is so juicy."
Editors Note: Brisket can only be cooked low and slow. Any other way will turn out tougher than tree bark. Tip: Never criticize another person's brisket. Just smile and when no one's looking give it to the dog. Eat the beans because the beer is usually free.