A Kansas State University (KSU) researcher in animal sciences and industry has developed a technique that enriches ground beef with omega-3 fatty acids — fatty acids that have been shown to reduce heart disease, cholesterol and high blood pressure, the university said in a news release.

The enriched ground beef is named GreatO Premium Ground Beef and is being sold through Manhattan (KS)-based company NBO3 Technologies LLC. It will be available mid-February at select retailers in Buffalo, NY, and expand to leading retailers and restaurants nationwide later this year.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and plant oils. The U.S. currently does not have a recommended daily intake of omega-3s, though many doctors and nutritionists recommend between 1,200-1,600 milligrams daily, depending on a person’s age and health.

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