Goat meat, or chevon, as it is commonly called, is a staple food in many parts of the world, as well as being traditional festive fare. With the growing diversity of cultures in the western world, demand for chevon is on the rise. A lean red meat, chevon also appeals to health-conscious consumers, as well as to the gourmand with an interest in ethnic cuisine. Although often likened to venison or lamb, chevon has a flavour all its own!
Chevon compares to very lean beef as far as cholesterol and fat are concerned. Chevon has virtually the same values as chicken for fat, protein, and calories, but has higher values for iron, calcium, potassium and other minerals. A 3 ounce serving of cooked chevon contains 122 calories, 2.58 g fat, 0.79 g saturated fat, 23 g protein, and 3.2 mg iron.