After the whole horse meat in lasagnes saga in Europe, I know many of us are scared they might have eaten horse meat. So here are a few facts about how nutritious horse meat really is. It’s not as bad you might think. After reading this you might even switch to only eating horse meat.
It has triple the amount of calcium in beef. Calcium is great for formation and maintenance of bones and teeth, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and secretion of certain hormones and enzymes
Horsemeat has a higher protein content than other meats. Proteins are great for muscle repair and growth, it’s also known as the body building block which is great for athletes and body builders as it helps in building of muscles.
High iron content. Iron helps in regulation of cell growth and differentiation. Found in haemoglobin in red blood cells that help in transportation of oxygen in blood; also found in myoglobin that helps supply oxygen to muscle, and in enzymes that assist biochemical reactions. Iron is important for pregnant women, infants, teenage girls and those undergoing dialysis.
Very low fat and cholesterol. Cholesterol should be avoided especially by those with diabetes.
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids that regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes, support cell health curbs inflammation and help fight stroke, heart disease and neurodegeneration
Rich in Vitamin B12 that aids in proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA and haemoglobin synthesis. It’s essential for biochemical reactions in fat and protein metabolism
Rich in Vitamin B6 plays a vital role in many of the chemical reactions that take place in the body, it helps in the formation of heme in red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body and it is essential to metabolize foods into energy. This vitamin also helps to lower stress, decrease symptoms of PMS, treat depression, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of dental cavities. It also aids in the maintenance of nerve health and brain function.
Contains Phosphorous which aids in the development of bones and teeth. It helps in assisting kidney processes DNA replication and helps maintain an electrolyte and fluid balance for the body.
Rich in Zinc that plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell.
Cooks faster and is tender thus less cooking time *wink. Not unless you’re making sauerbraten that needs to be soaked for at least 2 days before cooking
Got you salivating enough to want to try it out in it’s “pure” form? Here are a few addresses near you
- Roßschlächterei Plaumann in Prenzlau
- Fleischerei Menzel in Wolfsburg-Fallersleben
- Roßmetzgerei Hobbold in Recklinghausen
- Roßschlachterei Dirk Bäumer in Dortmund
- Pferdemetzgerei Beerwart in Waiblingen
For more addresses check out: Wo gibt’s Pferdefleisch?