Beef vs Goat, Which is Higher in Cholesterol?

Various menus from beef and mutton are served during Eid. Between the two, which one has higher cholesterol?

Approaching the end of the fasting month, many people seem to be competing to prepare a menu to enjoy on Eid. Many of these menus use meat as ingredients, which quite often are beef and mutton. Approximately, which one contains higher cholesterol levels?

Various typical in the Muslim Islamic countries foods will be served to be enjoyed with the family, which of course contain beef or goat.

These two meats are indeed popular with most Indonesians. However, there are still many who do not understand the nutritional content, including cholesterol, in beef and goat meat.

There are those who stay away from goat meat because it is considered to contain high fat, but there are also those who avoid beef because they are worried about increasing their weight and cholesterol.

Beef vs. Goat Cholesterol

3 ounces or around 85 grams of goat meat contains 122 calories, 2.6 grams of fat and 64 milligrams of cholesterol. Meanwhile, in the same amount, beef contains 179 calories, 7.9 grams of fat and 73.1 milligrams of cholesterol.

From this comparison, you can certainly see that beef contains more cholesterol and fat than goat meat. Even when compared to other animal protein sources such as chicken, goat meat is still lower. In 85 grams of chicken, there are 162 calories, 6.2 grams of fat and 76 milligrams of cholesterol.

Not only is its cholesterol content relatively lower than other types of meat, goat meat is also rich in other nutrients, one of which is iron. Goat meat contains higher iron than beef. Apart from that, the iron molecules in goat meat are smaller, so they are easily digested in the intestines.

Based on the facts above, of course you can see that goat meat can actually be a healthier and safer alternative source of animal protein, especially for people with high cholesterol.

Regardless of your choice, beef or mutton, the most important thing is how you process and serve it. What makes these two meats high in cholesterol is often improper processing methods.

Healthy tips for processing meat

Beef and goat meat are often processed using thick coconut milk to make curry or satay. Usually it is added with a sprinkle of peanut sauce which is obviously high in fat and cholesterol content. It is better to grill or grill mutton or beef rather than frying it.

Apart from that, you can use the following tips when cooking processed meat:

  • Choose the part with the least fat. For beef, choose cuts of loin or hash that contain less fat.
  • Trim off any visible fat on the surface of the meat.
  • If you want to fry or sauté meat, use healthier oil, namely olive oil or canola oil. Both oils are lower in unsaturated fat content.
  • Use fruit juice to tenderize grilled or grilled meat. This can also improve the taste of the meat.
  • Avoid consuming processed meat such as nuggets or sausages. These processed foods generally contain high levels of salt, so they can trigger high blood pressure.
  • Serve the meat menu with nuts and vegetables.

The cholesterol content in goat meat is lower than beef. Apart from that, how to process and cook these two meats is also important. Know how to process it properly so that delicious and healthy meat doesn’t cause cholesterol disease during Eid.

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