Though still a tiny niche in the American protein diet, goat is one of the most widely-consumed meats, and is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds here in the US. Dubbed “the United Nations of protein” by at least one writer, goat meat is an authentic staple in Asia, Latin America, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Imports of goat meat from Australia have more than doubled over the past 10 years, as demographic shifts and interest in ethnic cuisines that feature goat have driven demand. Goat’s profile as a sustainable and lean meat choice is no doubt contributing to the interest, too.
You might be surprised to learn that much of the goat consumed here in the US comes from Down Under! Here are some other fun facts: