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Is Goat the New Chicken?

By admin | February 16, 2012

Photo: Stu_Spivack

Photo: Stu_Spivack

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

We’ve all heard of goat cheese and stepping into the likes of goat milk, yogurt and butter, but which you may not have thought of is adding goat to your list of delicate dinner dishes. Goat meat is becoming more readily available in America as this healthy meat is now being stocked in Whole Foods across the country. With its popularity on the rise, it has us wondering if goat may just be the new chicken?

Taking a look at the facts, goat meat is actually one of the best types of meat out there. Mark Scarbrough, co-author of “Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese” describes goat as very tender and is considered ‘a cross between dark-meat turkey and pork’. With a savory, rich flavor, it’s best served in a moisture-rich cooking method to allow for the firm texture to soften into a whole bundle of goodness. Another key piece of information to note for all those environmentally friendly gurus, goat meat according to Rancher Bill Niman, is actually a ‘great environmental choice because goats thrive on pasture that cows don’t like – so its complementary to cattle ranching’. Read More

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