Did you know that goat meat is the highest consumed red meat in the world? I didn’t either when I started raising goats. Initially, we bought goats to help clear brush from our farm, which they do a fabulous job at clearing brush! I never knew all the possibilities in the industry there were in the goat meat industry. It’s amazing how much demand there is for goat meat. Plus, it’s healthy!
Quite a few people have told me they don’t eat red meat because of health reasons. Or red meat is too fattening. Well, I have good new for them and you! Goat meat is jam packed with great nutrition! Calories are low. Lots of Vitamin B-12! here’s the facts:
Goat meat or goat’s meat is the meat of the domestic goat. It is often called chevon or mutton when the meat comes from adults, and cabrito, capretto, or kid when from young animals.
Goat, roastedAmount Per 3 oz (85 g)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.6 g 4% Saturated fat 0.8 g 4% Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g Monounsaturated fat 1.2 g Cholesterol 64 mg 21% Sodium 73 mg 3% Potassium 344 mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0% Dietary fiber 0 g 0% Sugar 0 g Protein 23 g 46% Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 1% Iron 17% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0% Vitamin B-12 16% Magnesium 0% *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Most of the consumers of goat is of the ethnic population, but there is still quite a demand for it. On top of that, there is a shortage! Simple economics tells us that the price for market goats for meat consumption is comparably high. The industry is beginning to try to promote goat meat as the healthy and delicious meat that it is to try to increase consumption with the rest of the U.S. population.
Here are some delicious goat meat recipes for you to try:
Enjoy these recipes!
Until Next Time,
Farm Fit Mama
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