Red meat is naturally nutritious and a source of essential nutrients important for energy and immunity, along with healthy brain and muscle development and function.
Whether you choose beef, lamb or goat meat, Australian red meat contains the 12 essential nutrients that are recommended for good health: protein, iron, zinc, vitamin B12, niacin, phosphorous, omega-3s, magnesium, selenium, riboflavin, vitamins B5 and B6.
When trimmed of fat, Australian red meat has relatively low levels of saturated fat . Lean beef has on average 1g saturated fat per 100g raw weight, comparable to that of skinless chicken and fish .
Red meat is also an excellent source of high-quality protein. A 150g serving (raw weight) of lean beef or lamb provides more than 30g of protein.
Eating red meat three to four times a week in healthy meals is recommended in a balanced diet.
Red meat plays an important role in a healthy diet at any age, with its 12 essential nutrients recommended for good health.