Kangaroo meat, a healthy alternative

Kangaroo has long been eaten by many Australians. The meat has lots of protein but little or no fat. Kangaroo meat is one of the most sustainable sources of meat on the planet and it is also packed with protein and is often much higher quality than beef or lamb meat sold at the same price. If you are looking for a healthy family-friendly red meat that really packs a nutritious punch, then look no further than kangaroo meat. It gets the thumbs up for its awesome nutrition profile, as well as its wonderful taste.

So what you get is a lean red meat that’s free from antibiotics, added growth hormones and added chemicals. The kangaroo meat is tender, succulent and completely delicious! It can be substituted in many of your favourite recipes for a healthy alternative. It’s the ultimate clean meat the way it is meant to eat it. The argument is that the kangaroos are treated humanely and it's good for the environment, as the animals are the ultimate source of free-range, organic meat.

When it comes to good nutrition, kangaroo meat certainly gets the ‘thumbs up’. It’s a great source of high-quality protein, low in fat, low in saturated fat and a source of heart-friendly omega-3’s. Other than that, it is also a particularly good source of iron and zinc, plus it contributes valuable amounts of B vitamins to our diet. Kangaroo meat is really tasty providing it is fresh and cooked only for a short time, leaving it reasonably rare. It's a very lean red meat with only a low fat content so it needs to be cooked on the rare side. The energy content of kangaroo meat stacks up well against other lean and fully-trimmed red meats.

Kangaroo meat also has a very high concentration of conjugated linoleic acid, which has been attributed with a wide range of health benefits including anti-carcinogenic and anti-diabetes properties. Because Kangaroo meat is extremely low in fat, it is healthful and high in protein. Like camel meat, another reportedly healthy choice that is popular in the Middle East and sometimes served in Australia, it can taste dry, so is commonly mixed with other meats to form sausages and burgers.

Many people believe kangaroos are the perfect caretakers of the great Australian outback, because they have these big padded feet that don’t trample the native grasses, unlike the hooves of introduced species such as cattle and sheep. Kangaroos aren’t farmed as they live in the wild, protected by legislation, and are harvested by licensed shooters in accordance with a strict code of practice. They’re open range animals and harvested in their own environment.

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