Goat Meat Benefits
Goat meat is the most widely consumed meat in the world, mainly due to the few, if any, religious taboos limiting goatmeat consumption.
Goat meat is an ideal choice for the health conscious consumer, its a tasty, lean meat with a full rounded flavour.
Goat meat is lean, and has nutritional qualities consistent with what health experts regard as a healthy meat alternative, particularly due to its low fat and cholesterol content.
Goat meat is a good source of protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12.
Goat meat, is lower in calories, cholesterol and fat compared with beef, chicken, pork & lamb.
Due to its molecular structure, goat meat is easier to digest.
Australia is a relatively small producer of goat meat, but is the world’s largest exporter of goat meat.
Traditionally, Australian bush goats (rangeland goats) and Boer goats are used for meat production.
Goat meat is usually sold as Capretto & Chevon.
Capretto – an Italian term for kid goat, they are milk fed goats aged under 4mths.
Chevon – Grass fed kids aged up to 14 months old
At Wirreanda Boer Goats we mainly market Chevon, as the flavour and size has had the opportunity to develop.
Australian Goat meat has a firm texture, with flavour profiles from mild to strong depending on the age of the animal.
Goat meat has been part of the diet of people in most parts of the world for thousands of years.
Recent research indicates that the goat was the first animal domesticated by humans. It is still the most widely eaten meat in the world.
A single 100g serving provides the following nutrients:
Calories per Serving 109
Calories from Fat 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4%
Saturated Fat 4%
Trans Fat -
Cholesterol 27mg 19%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fibre 0g 0%
Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 21 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: nutritiondata.com (USDA)