The Benefits of Wild Boar Meat Surpass Beef, Pork and Even Chicken!
For centuries, wild boar meat has been a delicacy enjoyed by the aristocracy of Europe. It is increasingly sought after by chefs and consumers looking for a unique flavor.
Sayersbrook Wild Boar contains
- No added hormones
- No antibiotics
- No additives
- No Steroids
- from natural foraging animals
What Does Wild Boar Taste Like?
Wild boar meat has a strong, nutty, rich flavor that is unique and often not comparable to other meats. The meat is not gamey tasting, although stronger than pork. It’s meat is darker in color with a distinct, with a flavorful taste. It is not prone to illness or disease.
What’s the Difference Between Wild Boar and Pig?
It comes down to diet and exercise. Farm raised pigs are fed a homogeneous diet compared to that of wild boars which will give a more complex, deeper flavor. Wild boars are far more physically active than their farm raised counterparts which will alter their muscle/fat composition. Wild Boar are not kept in enclosures as are pigs. They are free to roam and forage for their food.
Although you may expect it to resemble pork, wild boar is a dark red meat. Unlike its domestic cousin, wild boar is also very lean and low in cholesterol. Wild boar is an excellent alternative to beef and pork for those who want food that is good for them without sacrificing taste and quality.
Wild Boar high in protein. They are a good source of monounsaturated fats and zinc.
- Rich in Iron
- Low in Sodium
- Rich in Niacine
- Rich in Selenium.
- Rich in Thiamine
- Rich in Vitamine B6
- Rich in Zinc
Wild boar is low in sodium and a good source of thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, Inc, selenium and protein. It is also lower in saturated fat than beef.
Cooking times for Wild Boar
Wild boar is lean meat that should, as a rule, be cooked at lower temperatures than other meats. Avoid overcooking. Wild boar, raised like beef, is range fed, has less fat and more muscle: therefore it should be served on the rare side.
A rule of thumb for cooking wild boar is “low and slow”.
Temperature for cooking a wild boar roast:
- The temperature for cooking roasts for example, is 250-275 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The amount of time depends on your personal preference as to how well done you would like to cook your meat.
Cooking Chops and Steaks
- For chops, bake with a sauce for best results
- if you prefer, pan-fry at a medium heat.
- Always check frequently so as not to overcook.
Wild Boar Barbecue
Wild boar is excellent barbecued. When prepared properly it is flavorful and very tender.