What are the benefits of kangaroo meat?

Kangaroo is a lean meat with less than 2% fat, making it a healthier red meat option. It is also high in protein, essential B vitamins, minerals such as zinc, iron and omega 3 fats and omega 6 fatty acids. Compared to beef, kangaroo contains double the amount of iron and triple that of chicken and pork.

Is kangaroo an ethical meat?

When we approached the NSW Food Authority, their spokesperson also reported a clean record in that state, telling us “Kangaroo is widely regarded as a safe and healthy meat.”

Is kangaroo meat safe to eat?

Kangaroo meat is harvested (i.e. taken from the wild) and not farmed. At the Australian Institute of Food Safety, we recommend that kangaroo meat is always cooked thoroughly before eating and should never be eaten raw.

Can eating kangaroo make you sick?

Increasing consumption of kangaroo meat has been identified as a potential new source of Toxoplasmosis infection for consumers, and as such may be a significant long-term health risk. Toxoplasmosis is also “considered to be a leading cause of death in attributed to foodborne illness in…

What kind of diet does a kangatarian eat?

It turns out that being a kangatarian is basically what Justin described: a person who eats a vegetarian diet, with the exception of kangaroo meat. (So, he was taking a bit of creative license with the fish bit.)

What does it mean to not eat kangaroo meat?

Kangatarianism is a recent practice of following a diet which excludes meat except kangaroo on environmental and ethical grounds.

Is the kangatarian still a food fad in Australia?

Despite initially hitting the food fad scene nearly a decade ago, kangatarians do appear to have retained some relevance. “Kangatarian” was the Australia and New Zealand’s Oxford University Press’ “word of the month” in June 2017. , register or subscribe to save articles for later.

Where can I buy kangaroo meat in Australia?

Kangaroo meat at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. Kangaroo meat is mostly produced in Australia from wild kangaroos and in 2010 was exported to over 55 countries worldwide.