The faithful Kangaroo. An icon of Australia. Some may say the spirit of the nation. There are more kangaroos than people in Australia (35-50 million Kangaroos compared to just over 20million people), and of what’s best? They taste great.
Kangaroo is an ultra lean (>2%), ultra cheap (well in Australia anyway) source of protein. It has been sustaining the hunter-gatherer Aborigines of Australia for thousands of years and is as about paleo meat that you can get. Kangaroo meat is relatively high in Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) (a potent anti-diabetic/anti-cancer), and is also a good source of Iron and Zinc as well as the B Vitamins. Did I mention it tastes great?
Grain Fed Kangaroo? Yeah RIGHT
The best thing about Kangaroo is that they are native to our great country. They also happen to breed like rabbits, and every year 7 million or so are federally mandated to be culled. That means there are 7 million hides of wild game Kangaroo that will appear at your butcher and grocery stores. (Actually a lot less, we export a LOT of our kangaroo)
Another bonus is that because Kangaroos are native to Australia, by eating Kangaroo you are helping the environment, as Kangaroos don’t require lots of feed or water compared to sheep and cattle and they co-exist with all our native flora and fauna.
I really don’t know what else I should tell you, but if you arnt convinced, how about the following study, showing that eating Kangaroo over more modern meats, leads to lower inflammation.
Differences in postprandial inflammatory responses to a ‘modern’ v. traditional meat meal: a preliminary study.
We conclude that the metaflammatory reaction to ingestion of a ‘new’ form of hybridised beef (wagyu) is indicative of a low-grade, systemic, immune reaction when compared with lean game meat (kangaroo).
So there you have it. It’s Paleo. It’s Tasty. It’s Kangaroo. Dig in!