Health Canada 2005 – Canadian Nutrient File, Food Code 5831
Game meat, muskox
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Muskox meat is a gourmet delicacy that offers a natural alternative to beef. Great chefs around the world can confirm this lean and versatile meat has unlimited potential.
Muskox roam free in Northern Canada ensuring their meat contains only organic nutrients. They graze on natural food the tundra provides such as lichens, grasses and sedges in the summer, and woody plants in the winter.
Local harvesters are careful not to scare or stress the animals during the harvest. Muskox are taken quickly and humanely, resulting in better quality meat. Harvest levels of these animals can be kept to a minimum, as one average sized bull can produce about 135 kg of meat.
Muskox is an excellent source of protein, iron and vitamin B. The well marbled meat is much leaner than pork or beef (1-2% verses 12-20%) and subsequently has fewer calories. It also has 5% more moisture than beef making it very tender and flavourful.
The meat has an appearance similar to prime beef, and a smooth texture similar to beef or buffalo. The taste of muskox surpasses that of other domestic livestock and when prepared correctly (it should not exceed a cooking temperature of medium rare), it melts in your mouth bursting with flavour and nutrition.
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