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Have we start breeding for taste and tenderness as in other

Post Number:#1  Unread postby a7736100 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:37 am


meats? So far I've only read about meat to bone ratios.

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Re: Have we start breeding for taste and tenderness as in ot

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:33 pm


Rabbit meat, processed at fryer size, is naturally tender and most people find the flavour pleasant.

The only way I know of to enhance the flavour is to feed a natural diet--and it's a trade-off because naturally fed rabbits generally grow to butchering weight somewhat more slowly and they tend not to be quite so fork-tender after about 12 weeks. The difference has never bothered me--I've still got (most of) my teeth--but to some people tenderness is everything.

A few rabbit breeders have managed to raise rabbits on natural feed almost as quickly as rabbits on pellets. My hat's off to them--I certainly never managed it before the rabbits were 14 weeks old.

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Homer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:41 pm


:yeahthat: They all taste good to me. All depends on how you cook them. :chef:
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby ButtonsPalace » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:26 pm


I haven't ate rabbit meat yet but I have heard that rabbit meat is the healthiest kind omeat being high in fiber and protein while low in fat.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby MaggieJ » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:50 pm


Rabbit is a nice, white meat, a little denser/firmer than chicken, perhaps closer to lean pork or turkey in firmness but very fine-grained. Very lean and high in protein, amino acids, B vitamins etc. It is low in fibre, but then so are all meats. Look to vegetables, fruits and whole grains for fibre, Buttons.

Comparative flavour of rabbit meat based on their diet is subjective. Some people (like me) think that a natural diet enhances the flavour, but believe me, it is all excellent! (Although I agree with Homer, that how it is cooked matters too. :chef: )
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby ButtonsPalace » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:09 pm


1. It is one of the best white meats available on the market today.
2. The meat has a high percentage of easily digestible protein.
3. It contains the least amount of fat among all the other available meets.
4. Rabbit meat contains less calorie value than other meats.
5. Rabbit meat is almost cholesterol free and therefore heart patient friendly.
6. The sodium content of rabbit meat is comparatively less than other meats.
7. The calcium and phosphorus contents of this meat or more than any other meats.
8. The ratio of me to bone is high meaning there is more edible meat on the carcass than even a chicken.
9. Rabbit meat with the many health benefits does not have a strong flavor and is comparable to chicken but not identical.
10. Rabbits are one of the most productive domestic livestock animal there is. Rabbits can produce 6 pounds of meat on the same feed and water as the cow will produce 1 pound of meat on the same feed and water.
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby Homer » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:05 am


You already have them right here; http://rabbittalk.com/rabbit-recipes-f32.html Buttons. Just make whatever one sounds good to your taste buds. I haven't one I dislike yet. ;)
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