Goat meat is known to be the most consumed meat in the world.Throughout the ages, it has been a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet of Middle Eastern, Southern Italian and African cultures.Closer to home, it has been valued by the Hispanic culture.The US imports much more goat meat than it produces.In addition to its mild, versatile flavor, goat meat is very low fat. Don't expect your goat to taste like or have the texture of beef.Many people compare the taste to a mild lamb flavor.According to the USDA, it is 50-65% lower in fat with a similar protein content to beef, 40% lower in saturated fat than skinless chicken, and lower in cholesterol than venison and rabbit.
USDA NUTRITIONAL COMPARISONS
3 oz. cooked (Roasted)
Sat'd Fat (Gr.)
Sources: USDA Handbook #8, 1989, Nutritive value of foods, Home and Garden Bulletin #72, USDA, WashingtonDC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981