All you want to know about raising rabbits for meat

How healthy is rabbit meat?

We are all concerned about our health (or at least we should be!) and one great thing about raising your own rabbit meat is not only that you’ll know exactly what has gone into your rabbit, but you’ll also be eating a leaner protein-rich diet. Pound-for-pound, rabbit meat has FAR MORE protein and LESS fat than other meats. This means you’ll not only be spending less for food, but you’ll have the extra health benefit too!

Take a look at this chart on the nutritional values of rabbit meat and other popular meats:

Calories, Protein & Fat Values for Meat per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Calories
Protein
Fat (g)
RABBIT
187
27
8
Beef (lean)
275
25
20
Pork chops (grilled)
340
28
24
Pork leg (roast)
290
27
20
Lamb breast (roast)
398
22
30
Lamb chops (grilled)
368
21
28
Lamb cutlets (grilled)
375
23
31
Venison
200
34
6.5
Chicken
140
26
12
Turkey (roast)
165
28
6
Duck (roast)
330
20
30
Goose (roast)
350
30
25
Pheasant (roast)
250
30
9

Rabbit meat is so healthy and lean that some doctors actually prescribe a rabbit meat diet to people who are overweight and obese. Because the fat and calorie levels are so low, but protein so high, one can radically change their life by eating a rabbit meat diet and exercising.

Does that mean that it would be healthy to eat only rabbit meat all the time with no additional other foods? Actually no. Because rabbit meat is so lean, your body can actually suffer if you eat nothing but rabbit meat all the time because it does not contain enough fat. So the good news is, you’re encouraged to eat other foods that you might not otherwise get to eat because of their fat content — thanks to rabbit meat!

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2 Responses to “How healthy is rabbit meat?”

  1. Zack says:

    Is it hard to catch the rabbits in your cage when it’s time to slaughter them? That’s my only hesitation about starting this. Don’t they bite you and scratch, etc? I would think theyd be hard to catch.
    Thanks!

  2. Tiffany says:

    If your rabbits are familiar with you, they should be fairly easy to handle. And your cages should be built so that they can’t get out of arms reach while inside. Obviously the quietest methods of culling are preferred so that your rabbits don’t get spooked by something like a gun shot.

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