5 low fat exotic meats you should know

School Of Nutrition Posted Jun 08, 2015 Future Fit Training


Would you know enough about their nutritional content to maximise your intake? For ease, we will nutritionally compare these meats to lean chicken breast.

5 low fat exotic meats you should know

But what if your supermarket offered exotic meats such as kangaroo, ostrich, crocodile, buffalo and zebra? 

Kangaroo

Did you know kangaroo meat is high in protein, low in fat and has a very high concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?  If you are aiming to gain muscle, that’s worth knowing and perhaps adding to your list of things to try.

Ostrich

Both ostrich and chicken are low in saturated fat, but ostrich has the least overall fat and they also have equal protein contents.

Crocodile

This meat is said to taste like chicken and has a similar nutritional breakdown.  It's another good choice as it’s high in protein, low in saturated fat and full of amino acids.  Some countries believe crocodile meat will cure asthma and osteoporosis although more research is needed to justify such claims.

Buffalo

This is a lean meat choice similar to beef and can be used as the healthier alternative to red meat.  Buffalo meat is high in B12, B6, potassium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium while lower in cholesterol and sodium.

Zebra

Zebra is becoming very popular due to its low fat, low cholesterol and high protein.  Zebra burgers, fillet steak, sausages, mince and steak are all easy to source in the UK (online) and come with cooking instructions so you will not be disappointed. 

So these 5 exotic meats are coming to a menu near you soon and most are available for you to buy online and cook yourself.  Are you going to join the low fat, highprotein train or are you happy to cruise the aisles buying the same old chicken and beef? I know what I’m going to do…

 

Chicken

Kangaroo

Ostrich

Crocodile

Buffalo

Zebra

Protein

23%

24%

23%

21.9%

21.6%

28%

Fat

2%

1-3%

1%

2.9%

1.8%

6%

Why not find out more about our partnership with Musclefood who specialise in all types of meat here.

Written by Heather Oakes

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