Goat meat is the most popular of all variants of red meat consumed worldwide, it accounts for 65% of the total red meat consumed all over the world. Many countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia consume goat meat as a staple food choice.
Goat meat begins to be more popular and more eaten in various continents, due to his big health benefits.So lets we know about that, and what kind of benefits and vitamins that it has.
Presence of quality proteins
Goat meat is a rich source of proteins which helps in maintaining muscular health. The essential amino acid profile of goat meat resembles that of chicken and beef. Since goat meat is lean meat, it provides all the essential amino acids without adding up unnecessary calories, unlike other sources of meat.
Low in calories
The total calories associated with consumption of 100 g of goat meat are 122; whereas the same portion of chicken has 162 calories, beef 178 calories. Therefore, consuming goat meat helps in regulating weight and prevents obesity. Goat meat also reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases that are associated with obesity.
Low level of cholesterol and saturated fats
The total amount of cholesterol present in 100 gram of goat meat is less than 1 gram. Unlike other meats goat meat has low saturated fat and high unsaturated fat values. The consumption of unsaturated fats increases the level of HDL (good cholesterol) in blood, essential for a healthy heart.
Rich source of dietary potassium
Goat meat is rich in dietary potassium; 100 g of goat meat has about 385 mg of potassium. The potassium content of goat meat is good for maintaining correct blood pressure. Potassium has a role in stabilizing heart rhythms too. Hence, it reduces the risk of developing rhythm disorders of the heart.
Low levels of dietary sodium
Goat meat is low in sodium content when compared to chicken and beef. 100 gram of goat meat has only 82 mg of sodium. Therefore, consuming goat meat reduces the risk of developing hypertension. According to guidelines by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2010, the dietary intake of sodium should not exceed 2,300 mg in a day. A high level of sodium in blood can cause hypertension (high blood pressure).
Rich source of dietary iron
Goat meat is a red meat, which means that it has high myoglobin content. Meats rich in myoglobin offers a higher level of dietary iron and improve blood health. There are about 3 mg of dietary iron present in 100 g of goat meat. Goat meat can reduce the risk of developing iron deficiency anemia.
Presence of vitamin B12 and other micronutrients
Goat meat has micronutrients, such as vitamin B12, selenium, and choline, which are powerful antioxidants that reduce the risk of developing cancers.
Hence, goat meat is a known source of lean protein. There are many health benefits associated with its consumption. Due to these factors, goat meat is gaining popularity in Europe and America too.
Goat meat raise the immunity
It is a supply of many minerals, nutritional vitamins, and proteins, so act as an immunity booster for you. Having correct immunity capacity having a healthful existence and energy to fight most of the diseases.
It has many different health benefits. But usually keep in mind extra of something can be risky for your health. If you are a coronary heart patient, keep away from it.
In Pakistan Goat Farming is not done professionally that is why Goat Meat becoming more expensive and quality is reducing.
TST is developing their own Goat Farms under the supervision of expert persons so in near future we will be able to provide healthy and fresh Goat Meat to our members in Lahore and Faisalabad.
Become TST Community Members to take benefits from TST Plans.
Engr. Tahir Hafeez