At the ripe age of 92, Pete Cenarrusa is joining the Lava Lake blogging team! He is a great friend of Lava Lake, a former sheep rancher (Pete once owned our Fish Creek property), as well as the former Idaho secretary of state (a position he held for 36 years). He served in Idaho government for fifty years, which is a state record. Pete has just written a memoir, Bizkaia to Boise. We recently sent him this Wall Street Journal article on Omega-3s and here’s what he said.

Grass fed lamb is high in Omega-3.  I learned this while at the University of Idaho, College of Agriculture.

There are three fatty acids that are termed “unsaturated”:  OLEIC, LINOLEIC and LINOLENIC – these make for a good protein diet.  I have always said (preached) that lamb meat contains the highest amount of the desired unsaturated fatty acids of any red meat.  Perhaps this is why I have passed the age of 92 and hope for more!!!  These unsaturated fatty acids certainly must be linked to longevity.

This should be more widely said and advertised so that more people will know the facts.