- Beef, Pork, Lamb
- Chicken, Duck, Turkey
- Liver, Kidney
- Pheasant, Deer
Nutritive value of Meat
Meat is an excellent source of high biological value protein. This makes it an important food for growth and repair.
Meat is generally considered to be a high-fat food. It contains saturated fat, which can lead to Coronary Heart Disease if over consumed. However, some meats (lean meats) will be lower in saturated fats. e.g chicken.
Meat does not contain carbohydrates therefore it should be served with food that has a high amount of carbohydrates e.g pasta, rice, potatoes, bread.
Meat is an excellent source of vitamin B however does lack Vitamin C. It should be served with vegetables. Offal is a good source of Vitamin A which is needed to help with growth.
Meat is a great source of iron and is good to prevent anemia. However, it isn't a good source of calcium so it should be served with milk, cheese, etc.
Meat is a good source of water but it does depend on what type of meat it is because the more fat there is in meat the less water e.g chicken would be a better source of water than pork.