In recent years there has been a greater demand for guinea fowl meat. So why are more people eating this meat?
- Guinea fowl meat is lean and rich in essential fatty acids.
- The meat is low in calories with only turkey meat having fewer calories.
- Guinea fowl meat has approximately 134 kilocalories (kcal) per 100 grams and turkey meat has approximately 109 kcal.
- The meat is rich in vitamins such as vitamins E, B1 and B2 and minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron.
- Guinea fowl meat, particularly on young guineas, is tender and very flavoursome.
- The taste is similar to wild game but more delicate and not as strong.
- Guinea fowl meat is very versatile and can be cooked in a variety of ways – grilled, panfried, wrapped in parcels or roasted.