Horse meat, as a product used for food until recently, was not at all appreciated. And in vain! Horses are a source of high-quality and relatively inexpensive meat. By the productivity of horse meat is not inferior to meat of cattle. Good horse meat is very tasty and nutritious, it is important only to know which horsemeat should be used in the preparation of various dishes, this is what we will try to understand.
First of all, it is necessary to know that a suitable length of food is the meat of healthy young. Such a horse will have remarkable taste qualities. The best meat is obtained by slaughtering horses grown in constant herd conditions. The meat of a young, fairly dense horse is more resilient, it contains tender fibers, as well as thin fatty layers, in addition there is also a thick layer of outer fat. It is this horse has a wonderful taste and high nutritional value.
The meat of adults, horses, which were kept in stable environment, constantly fed the same, is much inferior in taste to the young, and is unsuitable for preparing the first and second courses. Meat of old horses is not tasty, tough, it does not contain any fat layers and nutritional value is also very low.
In addition, when cooking such horse meat, a large amount of foam forms and the broth acquires an unpleasant odor. Such horse meat, nevertheless, is perfectly suitable for the preparation of sausages and smoked sausages, Cracow smoked sausages and Viennese sausages, which are not very fatty, and also stew, so it is perfectly used in production, but to make home-made food it is not recommended.
By the way, horse fat is perfectly digested by the human stomach, so it is indispensable in the diet of people with various diseases. In addition, horse meat is the cleanest meat in nature, which is also hypoallergenic and perfectly absorbed even by the children’s body. Konin contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and microelements necessary for the human body.
As you have already understood, the nutritional value of horse meat is highly dependent on the age of the horse, but also its fatness plays a big role here. So, if the nutritional value of fatty horse meat is 3000 calories or more, then the average horse fat content will be 2500 calories and dry less than 1000 calories. Thus, lean meat of horse meat can be perfectly used in proper nutrition.
It should be noted that the most delicious part of the carcass is the bottom 12 pairs of ribs along with the belly and the fat layer, so if you decided to try horse meat, we recommend buying this part of the carcass of a young horse.
By the way, to this day in various livestock farms are disputes about how horses of what age should be taken for meat, and which are suitable for other uses. There is no unambiguous answer to this question, everything should be decided on the basis of each individual case.
In some European countries, the demand for horse meat is very high. So, in Belgium, farmers grow foals for slaughter immediately after weaning from their mother. The French are also very fond of horse meat, but in this country they know a lot about tasty food. England, Italy, Holland, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden bring horses to the meat from Poland and other countries.
In some regions of Russia, horse meat is also very popular, in addition it is loved by residents of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Kirghizia.