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The Health Benefits of Australian Game Meats

We all know the importance of starting the year off right when it comes to our health. The benefits of a healthy diet range from increased energy levels, resistance to sickness and improved mental clarity all the way to managing weight maintenance.

Many people ask if meat is a healthy option in a diet and where do Australian meats fit into the picture?

Protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, and amino acids can all be found in meat. The leaner your cut of meat is, the healthier it tends to be due to the reduced fat content. It is also important to keep in mind that the way in which you cook the meat will also have an effect on its nutritional value as often one adds flavourings such as herbs and salts as well as fats such as oil and butter. When you’re trying to cook your meat in the healthiest way possible, you should stay away from frying it in oil and instead slow cook, roast, bake, steam, or grill it.

Wild Kangaroo Meat

Wild kangaroo is an excellent red meat choice because it has less than 2% fat. It is a great source of protein, vitamin B, zinc, iron, and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Kangaroo meat is high in iron and can give an iron deficiency a tremendous boost. Adding kangaroo to the menu is an excellent way to increase your iron intake because it contains twice as much iron as beef and three times as much iron as chicken or pork. Best of all your kangaroo fillet is as close to nature as it gets because wild kangaroos are raised with no additional growth hormones, probiotics, or chemicals.

Wild kangaroo is often prepared in a variety of ways, although the striploin, rump, and tail are among the most well-liked. If you’re working with the roo, be sure not to overcook it if you’re going to fry it, and let it come to room temperature before cooking. Tempted to try some new recipes? We have a variety of kangaroo cuts available at MCD, including chopped, minced, and filleted.

Venison Game Meat

Wild deer are responsible for a number of negative ecological outcomes, such as the consumption and destruction of native plant life, the proliferation of invasive plant species, and the deterioration of water infrastructure. Therefore, controlling the population of wild deer is crucial, and eating wild venison adds a great flavour to every meal.

With its high protein content and low-fat content, venison is a healthy choice. Furthermore, it provides a wealth of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin.

We suggest bringing it to room temperature first, oiling the meat instead of the pan, cooking your venison to medium rare and letting it rest before serving. We have everything you might want from boneless roasts, racks, shanks and fillets all the way through to steaks. Check out the various wild venison choices we have on offer.

Wild Crocodile Meat

Try some wild crocodile meat from Mahogany Creek for a taste of the wild that’s a little more real. Crocodile meat is a lean, low-cholesterol choice that has less saturated fat than beef. The levels of dietary fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphate, potassium, vitamin B12, and niacin are all quite high.

It’s normal to be apprehensive about preparing crocodile flesh for dinner. As strange as it sounds, the texture is actually rather comparable to that of chicken or pork; with a few adjustments, you can truly make the most of its flavour. Wild crocodile is popularly prepared on the grill or barbeque, where it is typically served medium-rare, like a steak. We suggest flavouring it with salt and pepper, lemon and herb, or a Chinese marinade of soy sauce, chilli, garlic, and ginger to bring out its full flavour.

Guidelines for selecting the healthiest cuts of meat:

  • Wild game foods with a low-fat level are preferable.
  • Find a reliable vendor with high-quality food processing requirements to purchase wild game meats from, such as Mahogany Creek Distributors.
  • Choose meats that haven’t been treated with antibiotics or chemicals.

Mahogany Creek Distributors have a wide range of meats on offer including, buffalo, crocodile, emu, camel, goat, venison, wild boar and kangaroo. Find out more here.


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