Why do Americans eat so much beef? American tastes favor meat and beef is often consumed at least once a day by some people. For more history of eating meat in the U.S.
Cattle were first domesticated 8,000 years ago and descended from the auroch, which was larger and more fierce than the modern bovine. The last known aurochs died in Poland in the early 17th century.
Lean cuts of modern cattle are high in vitamins B6 and B12, protein, niacin, selenium, zinc, and iron.