ASHEVILLE, NC. — Family-owned Hickory Nut Gap launched a new custom blend of grass-fed ground beef, liver and heart, known as Vital Blend.

The blend offers the convenience and taste of Hickory Nut Gap’s 1 lb 80/20 ground beef packs with added nutrients that come from liver and heart.

“We are always looking for innovative ways to bring healthy, sustainably raised meats to our customers,” said Jamie Ager, fourth generation farmer and co-owner of Hickory Nut Gap. “Vital Blend offers a convenient and delicious way for families to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into their diet while still enjoying the taste and texture of high-quality ground beef that Hickory Nut Gap is known for.”

Hickory Nut Gap is currently offering Vital Blend in 1 lb frozen packages. The frozen product has a 12-month shelf life, the company said.