Is choice or prime better?
Just so, is choice better than prime?
Choice beef is high quality, but has less marbling than Prime. Choice roasts and steaks from the loin and rib will be very tender, juicy, and flavorful and are suited for dry-heat cooking. It is fairly tender, but, because it has less marbling, it may lack some of the juiciness and flavor of the higher grades.
Subsequently, question is, which is more expensive prime or choice? Exclusive, upscale restaurants is where the majority of prime beef is sold and is why prime steaks are more expensive. Choice is the second highest grade of beef. Choice beef has less fat marbling and tends to be less juicy and tender verses prime beef. The texture of choice beef is a bit more coarse.
Also question is, what is the best grade of meat?
Degrees of Marbling
|Choice +||Moderate 00-100|
|Choice °||Modest 00-100|
|Choice –||Small 00-100|
|Select +||Slight 50-100|
Is select better than choice?
USDA Select graded meat is generally leaner and has a significantly less amount of marbling than prime or choice. Tender select cuts such as rib, loin, and sirloin are best to use when cooking on a BBQ grill.