Lizzy Dening

Guess which unusual meat is set to become a British staple?

Lizzy Dening
Guess which unusual meat is set to become a British staple?
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We're used to our Sunday roasts featuring chicken, beef, pork, lamb and occasionally turkey, but it seems there's a new farm animal set to take over - goat meat is becoming big business in Britain.

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It's long been used abroad and in other cultures, but for some reason it's never been a popular option in the UK - until now. Trendy restaurants, including those owned by Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are now offering goat on the menu, and in fact a whole book about cooking the unusual meat has just been released.

While it might feel odd getting your head around eating goat, it's argued by farmers that it's a relatively ethical option - young male goats are often killed at birth as they don't produce milk, so this way there's less waste. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says that around 30,000 billy goats are killed each year.

Another reason to give it a go is its health credentials, as it's lower in fat, saturated fat, calories and cholesterol than our usual roast dinner.