Why don’t more Americans eat goat?

Jul 13th 2013 | ATLANTA | From the print edition


Few Americans want to take that chance. Ask a typical American what he thinks of goat and he’ll imagine “a gnarly-looking old billy goat with long horns on top of a car chewing on an old tin can,” says J.J. Jones, an agricultural economist at Oklahoma State University. Some may believe it has a gamy flavour. This is true of older goats, but a young cabrito has a clean, grassy, herbal flavour, sweeter and less greasy than beef. It also boasts fewer calories and less cholesterol than beef, chicken, pork or lamb.

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