Nutrition and DietRabbit meat: properties and benefits

Rabbit meat: properties and benefits

Do you eat rabbit meat? Discover its benefits and nutritional information of a high-value protein food with many health properties.

The meat is extremely rich in protein, essential in a balanced diet, which must be consumed each week. However, we should not confuse red meat with what is known as white meat, since both its nutritional contribution and its calorie / fat content are not the same at all, the second option being obviously healthier (that is, white meat ).

Regarding how much meat we can eat per week, the most recommended is never to exceed two servings of white meat a week, and not to exceed 210 grams of red meat per week.

In this sense, and if you are looking for white meat to enjoy and prepare delicious recipes this week, rabbit meat becomes a unique and healthy option, since it stands out for being a low-fat food and therefore with a low caloric intake.

Nutritional benefits of rabbit meat

Taking into account that rabbit meat is white meat , there is no doubt that it stands out for being a meat with less fat , providing only 140 calories per 100 grams.

It becomes a healthy option –and recommended- to accompany it with salads, greens or vegetables, being ideal precisely within a healthy and balanced diet.

Therefore, below we know some of the properties of rabbit meat:

  • It is a lean food, so it is low in fat.
  • Recommended in low cholesterol diets, especially in case of cardiovascular diseases or disorders.
  • Being rich in vitamin B12, its consumption is recommended for pregnant women or during breastfeeding.
  • It helps people with stomach problems, being an easy to digest meat.
  • Low sodium content, its consumption being interesting in people with hypertension.
  • High potassium content.
  • Rich in proteins of high biological value.
  • Recommended in weight loss diets along with chicken and turkey meat, due to its low calorie content.

Nutritional information for rabbit meat

  • Calories: 140 calories per 100 grams.
  • Proteins: 10.35 grams.
  • Fat: 5.30 g.
  • Purines: 132 mg.
  • Cholesterol: 71.95 mg.
  • Vitamins: vitamin A (0.35 ug.), Vitamin B1 (0.10 mg.), Vitamin B2 (0.12 mg.), Vitamin B3 (10.99 mg.), Vitamin B5 (0.80 ug.), vitamin B6 (0.40 mg.), vitamin B7 (1 ug.), vitamin B9 (4.85 ug.), vitamin E (0.28 mg.), vitamin K (4 ug.).
  • Minerals: calcium (22.80 mg.), Potassium (350 mg.), Sodium (45 mg.), Phosphorus (215 mg.).

 

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