Karoo Meats Coast Game
When sourcing our game we searched far and wide for the best quality product, with sustainability and animal welfare as a priority. After careful research and consideration we found a source in the north western part of the Karoo that focuses on sanitary and humane methods for harvesting these animals in their natural environment. The company is passionate about sustainable utilization of our natural resources and to assist their clients with the effective and optimal management of their game.
Myself and many others advocate eating local game as a sustainable meat option. In South Africa, these animals are part of our wild fauna and attractive animals that people enjoy to see in the countryside. However, when specie numbers are too high, this can cause damage to the vegetation that plays a crucial part in terms of sustainability. High population numbers can also lead to poor health for the animals themselves if their numbers are greater than a habitat can support.
Although we are able to supply a wide variety of game species on request, our main products are springbok, kudu, and gemsbok. The majority of our game is harvested in the northern and western part of the Great Karoo where the animals graze on the indigenous vegetation that gives the meat it’s distinctive flavour and texture. Game – the healthy option
Wild game meats have health benefits when compared to meats from domesticated or farm-raised animals. ... The fact that wild game animals eat their natural diet and are very active in the wild contributes to the lower fat content of the meat.
According to research, omega-6 fatty acids increase markers of inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is associated with health conditions including obesity, diabetes, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Wild animals eat more grass, green leaves and plants than their domesticated counterparts, which leads to leaner meat with lower omega-6 fatty acid content.
Higher Omega - 3 Fatty Acids According to research,wild game meat, such as springbok, kudu and gemsbok, has a higher omega - 3 fatty acids content as compared to corn- or grain-fed beef. Grass-fed beef or lamb(like Karoo Meats Coast lamb) has similar increased omega-3 fatty acid content.
Lean Protein Wild game meats are good sources of lean protein. Iron and Zinc Benefits Similar to meat from other animals raised in the Karoo, wild game meats are good sources of the minerals iron and zinc. Iron is necessary to prevent iron-deficiency anemia. Zinc functions as an antioxidant and is important for immune system function and digestion.