The Benefits of Eating Japanese Tajima Kobe Beef

Authentic Tajima Kobe beef has healthy omega-3 fatty acids

The world’s best beef is Japanese Kobe beef with an A5 grade, which means it offers the best marbling, taste, and tenderness. But beyond the enjoyment of having Kobe beef as New York Strip Steaks or Tajima Kobe Beef Wagyu steaks, eating Kobe beef can also improve your health, thanks to the Kobe beef’s very high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help improve your cholesterol levels and improve your heart health.

Eat beef to lower your cholesterol? This is not what most people who struggle to control their cholesterol levels are told by their doctors, the media, and their friends, who are likely to say that red meat intake should be limited, and may be avoided entirely.

The truth is a little more complicated: Red meat that is available in local meat stores contains both mostly omega-6 fatty acids and some omega-3 fatty acids, which are both essential to health, but they need to be in balance. In most red meat, they’re not—there’s too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3, which leads to higher levels of “bad” cholesterol which is also called LDL. LDL circulates in the blood and slowly builds up in the inner walls of the arteries which supports the brain and heart. LDL cholesterol can form a thick deposit, narrowing the arteries from the inner walls. This can cause very serious issues for us such as stroke and coronary artery disease (also simply called heart disease), which is the No. 1 killer in the US.

Tajima Japanese Kobe beef, on the other hand, has the right balance with more omega-3 and less omega-6. This helps lower your LDL cholesterol, increase your HDL “good” cholesterol levels, and lowers triglyceride levels in the blood. This will improve your overall heart health, and has been shown to lower blood pressure. Eating Tajima Japanese Wagyu Kobe Beef steaks—which have a healthy amount of omega-3 fatty acids—can also help people with diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, skin problems, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and a range of mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, and cognitive decline. Studies have also suggested that omega-3 fatty acids can prevent some kinds of cancer.

What about eating fish, or taking supplements?

It’s true that fish can also be a good source of omega-3, but high mercury levels in much of the fish on the market these days can negate the health benefits provided by omega-3s. Taking supplements can also be effective, but as with many other dietary supplements, it’s better to get the vital nutrients you need in the food you eat, not in a pill. (Many of our customers are doctors, and they’ll tell you the same thing—if you want to be healthy, focus on the food you eat.)

Why buy Kobe beef from is one of the very first importers of Japanese Kobe Wagyu steaks, which have only been available in the United States since 2012. Anything offered before then wasn’t authentic, and even now, many restaurants and outlets unknowingly offer fake Kobe beef, or “Kobe-style” beef. Some may even know that their Kobe beef isn’t real, but don’t be fooled: only offers certified Kobe beef with an A5 grade, which means it’s the very best of the best, and is made from only about 3,000 Japanese Tajima cattle per year. also supplies 100% authentic Japanese Kobe beef to restaurants and catering companies as well as high end clubs. has a direct line to the farms which raise, prepare, and ship the small amount of true Kobe Wagyu beef that makes it to the U.S. each year.