About Goat Meat
Goat meat is the most widely consumed meat in the world.
Goat meat, also known as Chevon, Capretto or Cabrito, is the most widely eaten meat in the world. Popularity in South Africa is increasing as diversity in population grows.
Goat meat is the only meat that transcends all religious boundaries. It is an important part of many ethnic traditions and festivals such as Ramadan, Greek Easter, Hindu Festival of Dashera and holidays such as Christmas.
Goat meat can be purchased at butchers. It is not often found in supermarkets, although it is becoming more readily available. Coles Supermarkets started introducing goat meat after it was used on TV show Masterchef in 2011. Butchers dubbed it the Masterchef-effect.
Goat meat is clean and low in fat
♦Goat meat is lower in fat and cholesterol than chicken.
♦Goat meat is lower in calories than beef, lamb and pork.
♦Goat meat has iron levels higher than beef.
♦Goat meat is exceptionally lean and low in fat, making it an ideal choice for health conscious consumers. Similar in taste to lamb, but slightly sweeter, goat meat is a healthy choice for meat lovers.
Goat meat is reported to be the healthiest red meat available, according to the South Africa Department of Agriculture. The report said that goat meat was low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein Source
Angora goat, breed of domestic goat originating in ancient times in the district of Angora in Asia Minor. The goat’s silky coat yields the mohair of commerce. The Angora had been widely but unsuccessfully imported into Europe by the mid-18th century, but not until the animal was established in South Africa
Regardless of the length of the hair the coarse guard hair should maintain the same color consistency and shear-ability. Cashmere goats produce significant amount of guard hair in relations to down hair.