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About Goat Meat

Goat meat is the most widely consumed meat in the world.

Goat meat, also known as Chevon, Capretto or Cabrito, is the most widely eaten meat in the world. Popularity in Australia is increasing as diversity in population grows.

Goat meat is the only meat that transcends all religious boundaries. It is an important part of many ethnic traditions and festivals such as Ramadan, Greek Easter, Hindu Festival of Dashera and holidays such as Christmas.

Goat meat can be purchased at most butcher shops. It is not often found in supermarkets, although it is becoming more readily available. Coles Supermarkets started introducing goat meat after it was used on TV show Masterchef in 2009. Butchers dubbed it the Masterchef-effect.

Goat meat is lean and low in fat

  • Goat meat is lower in fat and cholestrol than chicken.
  • Goat meat is lower in calories than beef, lamb and pork.
  • Goat meat has iron levels higher than beef. 

Goat meat is exceptionally lean and low in fat, making it an ideal choice for health conscious consumers. Similar in taste to lamb, but slightly sweeter, goat meat is a healthy choice for meat lovers.

Nutritional comparison of goat meat to other table meats

Fat (g) 
Fat (g)
Goat 122 2.58 0.79 23 3.2
Chicken 120 3.5 1.1 21 1.5
Beef 245 16.0 6.8 23 2.9
Lamb 235 16.0 7.3 22 1.4
Pork 310 24.0 8.7 21 2.7

Goat meat is reported to be the healthiest red meat available, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The report said that goat meat was low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein. Source: 22/01/2002 

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