Health & Nutrition
Kangaroo meat gets the thumbs up on a wide variety of nutrition fronts. It's a terrific source of high-quality protein, low in total fat (with less than 2% fat), low in saturated fat and a source of heart-friendly omega-3's. What's more, it's a particularly rich source of iron and zinc, plus an imprtant source of serveral B-group vitamins, namely riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. When it comes to red meat nutrition, Kangaroo meat most cetainly deserves a gold medal.
If you're looking for a family-friendly meat that packs a nutritious punch, then look no further than kangaroo meat. It gets a thumbs up on a variety of nutrition fronts, wit hthe key highlights for kangaroo meat being:
- It has an energy (kilojoule) content that stacks up well against other lean red meats
- It is a terrific source of high-quality protein
- It is low in fat, with less than 2% fat
- It contains low levels of 'undesirable' saturated fats
- It is a source of heart-friendly omega-3's
- It contains CLA, which has antioxidant properties and may help reduce body fat in humans
- It is a particularly rich source of the minerals iron and zinc
- It is an important source of serveral B-group vitamins, namely riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12
Kangaroo has also been flagged as the highest known dietary source of CLA. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a natural fatty acid which, in many studies has shown to reduce body fat, in particular abdominal fat. It has also been proven to change the serum lipid totals and decrease overall body glucose uptake.
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