Switch to the leaner Australian meat

Switch to the leaner Australian meat

A serving of 150g of kangaroo meat provides the average adult with two thirds of their daily protein needs.

Australian nutritionists and chefs have long recognised the benefits of eating kangaroo meat. It’s leaner and more nutritious than other staple meats served up on Australian plates each day, so isn’t it time to make the switch to true blue, lean Aussie meat? 

More and more households are looking for ways to improve their diet – and that starts with what we’re preparing and putting on the table every day. 

Dr Rosemary Stanton, one of Australia’s most respected nutritionists, named kangaroo as the ‘best-in-show’ meat option in her article published on taste.com.au. 

“Kangaroo meat is extremely low in fat with virtually no trace of saturated fat,” she wrote. “Its levels of protein and zinc are similar to those of other meats, but it has more iron, twice as much vitamin B12 and higher levels of most other B vitamins.”

Her view is backed by Lola Berry, Australian nutritionist and author who noted in a recent blog that roo  is pretty much the best source of meat out there for anyone trying to lose weight.

“As kangaroo meat is so lean, it provides an awesome source of protein without much animal fat at all….. and kangaroo meat is thermogenic as well. This means your body works four times as hard to burn it off compared to other food sources like fats and carbohydrates.

She also explained that it’s also a brilliant source of iron, which is great for boosting immune function and metabolism.

With less than two per cent fat, and being one of the highest protein sources in the meat section of the supermarket, kangaroo meat is one of the healthiest choices you can make.

What’s more, fats that are in roo meat are the ones we want – unsaturated fats, including monosaturated and polysaturated fats.

Kangaroo meat is also a fantastic source of omega-3 fats and is packed with iron and zinc, with a 150g kangaroo steak capable of meeting one third of our daily iron needs.

Iron helps keep our immune system strong, gives us energy, and helps transport oxygen around the body. While zinc is essential for our growth and development.

As mentioned, roo meat is also a great source of vitamin B12, and this helps produce red blood cells and maintain the nervous and immune systems.

All of this combines to deliver a nutrition-packed food that’s delicious, versatile, sustainable, natural, and all-Australian.

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