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10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Rabbit Meat

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Rabbits were as common as chicken for dinner in the 1940s and 50s during the Great Depression. During the Great Depression, people raised rabbits in their backyards and it sustained them and their children. During the Second World War, meat was scarce and rabbits came to the rescue. In some parts of the world it is considered a staple food for some people. It is considered a rare food option for people in the United States.

Sweet and lean, and similar in flavor to chicken, rabbit is extremely versatile and can be prepared in a variety of ways.

Rabbit has been used and may be suitable for special diets such as E.g. heart disease patients, diets for the elderly, low sodium diets, weight loss diets, etc. Of course, this is a matter between you and your doctor. We do not make recommendations of this nature because we are not qualified.

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1. It is one of the best white meats available on the market today.

2. It is high in easily digestible protein.

3. It contains the least amount of fat among all other meats available.

4. Contains less caloric value.

5. Is almost cholesterol-free and therefore heart patient-friendly.

6. The sodium content is comparatively lower.

7. The calcium and phosphorus content of this meat is higher than any other meat.

8. The meat-to-bone ratio is high, meaning there’s more edible meat in the carcass than even a chicken.

9. Does not have a strong flavor and is comparable to, but not identical to, chicken.

10. Rabbits are one of the most productive farm animals. Rabbits can produce 6 pounds of meat with the same food and water while the cow can produce 1 pound of meat with the same food and water.

Nutritional Facts for Rabbits from USDA.

The healthiest meat known to man. It is high in protein and low in cholesterol. Rabbit has a lower fat content than chicken, veal, turkey, beef, lamb or pork.

Most meats are high in fat. Rabbit meat is a good choice because it’s lower in fat than chicken, veal, turkey, beef, lamb, or pork.

Eating the wrong type of cholesterol can lead to heart problems. Red meat and pork are equally high and are often discouraged in low-cholesterol diets. If you want to eat meat, you should eat rabbit meat, which has less cholesterol than chicken.

Thanks to Lance Casey

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