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Friday, 11 March 2016 13:31

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Goatee treats

Been to Cagayan de Oro City lately and to my surprise, one can easily find restaurants serving various goat menus like caldereta, papait, sinampalukan, kare-kare, and adobing within the city. Sabroso y barato pa. Over here in our city, one could hardly find these stuffs due to the scarcity of goats. And if they’re available, their price is prohibitive. At the KCC Mall, goat meat will cost you P317.00 per kilo.

Many don’t eat goat meat because of its alleged stinking smell. Well, all meats have their own stinking smell like beef, chicken, pork, ducks, and lambs and if they’re not properly or expertly cooked, the smell survives and is retained in our breath even after meals.

Anyway, this information I got from CdO City will make goat meat in this city more scarce and expensive.

The Goat Meat Analysis of the USDA, dated September 22, 2009, cited several reasons why goat meat should be preferred over pork, chicken, beef, and lamb. Compared and based on a per 3 oz. or 84 grams of the above-mentioned cooked meats, USDA reported that goat meat has the highest content of protein and iron. Conversely, goat meat is lowest in fat, calories, saturated fats, and cholesterol, as shown hereunder:

Goat Chicken Beef Pork Lamb

Calories

122

162

179

180

175

Fat (g)

2.6

6.3

7.9

8.2

8.1

Saturated

0.79

1.7

3

2.9

2.9

Fat (g)

Protein (g)

25

24

23

23

24

Cholesterol(mg) 63.8

76

73.1

73.1

78.2

Iron

3.2

1.5

2.9

2.7

1.4

Personally, I find goat meat tastes like beef and venison. Unlike venison, goat meat does not have a gamey flavor and unlike beef, it does not have a marbling of fat in the muscle tissue and the meat is leaner.

 

Next time around, why not try goat meat. It’s delicious and healthier to eat. Send me my adobing and some bottles of San Mig Light please.