As the weather gets warmer 49% of people in Kerry are getting ready to fire up their BBQ this summer. Research, conducted by SuperValu, has dived into the BBQ habits of the Kerry public and reveals some interesting food findings. According to research people of Kerry are creatures of habit, with 42% stating they cook the same food every time they BBQ, with burgers (93%), sausages (90%), chicken (80%) and ribs (32%) the first meats they throw on the barbie. Surprisingly only 19% of Kerry natives plan on cooking one of the most delicious cuts of meat, a steak, on the BBQ this summer.
Nationally, those aged between 45 and 54 years are the most adventurous grill masters, disagreeing that they always grill the same foods when they BBQ. Over the coming months SuperValu is encouraging Kerry to #LoveMeat and think outside the box not only for BBQs but for all their summer meals.
Irish meat, and in particular Irish beef, is recognised for its quality across the globe . Irish Beef is one of the most popular choices of meat and SuperValu’s beef is sourced from over 16,500 farms across Ireland , Bord Bia certified and quality assured. Speaking in relation to Irish meat, well-known Chef Kevin Dundon, SuperValu ambassador commented, “As a chef, I am very particular about the quality of the meat I use in any dish. For me quality is of the upmost importance not only for taste but also to get the best for your diet.”
Survey results also highlighted that getting the best and freshest meat (84%) is why Kerry people chose to buy meat from the butcher counter in a supermarket. SuperValu stores in Kerry have 19 butchers working across 9 stores with over 360 years of combined experience so shoppers are guaranteed the best advice at the counter. When visiting their local SuperValu butcher, the people of Kerry continue to opt for Striploin Steak as their beef cut of choice, followed closely behind by Sirloin Steak.
Commenting on the benefits of Irish quality meat in the diet Dietician, Aveen Bannon stated, “Meat, and in particular Beef, is not only a good source of protein but an important source of nutrients. Beef is rich in Iron and Vitamin B12 and can be part of a healthy balanced diet. However, quality is crucial when buying beef so ensuring you buy the best possible beef from a butcher you trust such as your local SuperValu Butcher is important.”
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