Did you know that the people of West Bengal have a huge appetite for non-conventional meat? In fact, their craving for non-conventional meat – Duck, Turkey, Quail, etc has only increased with time. And, if you take a look at the statistics, the sale of processed non-conventional and frozen meat has literally doubled over the years. It is likely to treble in the coming years.
Why is there a Galloping Sale of Non-Conventional Meat?
Experts feel the reason behind the demand for non-conventional meat is mostly because of red meat leading to heart ailments and also to avoid the boredom of conventional meat. There was a time when meat lovers had to literally cut back on red meat while eating at restaurants and hotels across the state due to several reasons. It was then, that Haringhata Meat outlets became popular and stood as an expectation. The sale of Haringhata meat did not suffer at all, no matter what the situation was. This clearly indicated that the quality of meat was never compromised upon and the demand for non-conventional meat was increasing gradually with time.
Here are some of the popular non-conventional meats you must try:
Turkey: Turkey meat has several benefits. It is considered healthier than any conventional meat
because it contains less cholesterol and fat. Also, it has significant amounts of vitamins and minerals
apart from high-quality protein, hence, recommended for heart, hypertension and obese patients.
Cockrel: Popularly known as desi fowl, Cockrel is mostly preferred for its unique flavour and taste. It
is quite easy to cook just like the conventional method. However, the differences will be an added marinating time. The cooking time and temperature also needs to be adjusted on the higher side.
Duck: The Peking duck meat has maximum fat content in comparison to the other species but the best part is that, the human body doesn’t absorb it. Instead, it gets excreted out due to the low melting point. Peking duck meat is delicious and its flavor is similar to steak.
Quail: Farm-raised quails are the most commonly available ones, but can only be purchased at selected stores. These are available in frozen condition. The meat is delicate and sweet and has exceptionally low skin fat following low cholesterol value. Those with ischemic heart ailments are recommended quail meat as it has Omega 3 and high quantity poly-unsaturated fatty acids. Quail meat has a rising demand amongst meat lovers because of its innumerable health benefits.
Chevon: With red meat consumption declining due to obesity, high blood cholesterol and heart diseases, meat like Chevon is taking the centre stage. People following a lean diet shouldn’t have Chevon as it falls under the category of high calorie food.
Lamb: Lamb is basically the young domestic sheep and its meat is richer in iron. Did you know that lamb meat is also considered an exceptional part of a healthy diet? It is rich in vitamins, minerals and high-quality protein. This kind of meat is beneficial for recovering athletes, people post-surgery and bodybuilders.
Vanaraja Chicken: A native meat that is enriched with protein and gives immense strength. As desi chicken mostly lives a disease-free life, it is considered healthier in comparison to broiler chicken. This kind of chicken is more popular in West Bengal’s Jangalmahal area. Because of its scrumptious taste and amazing aroma, meat lovers prefer this chicken over those from the poultry farm.