Antelope

Antelope
ANTELOPE:
 
Nilgai Antelope are the second largest member of the antelope family.
 
These are large sturdy animals with mature males weighing up to 600 pounds. Mature males are often referred to as “blue bulls” because of their distinctive blue/black color.
 
A native of India and a member of the bovine family, Nilgai were originally brought to Texas for sport hunting on game farms. Texas proved to be an ideal environment for these animals and they reproduced rapidly with calves developing into even larger and healthier animals than the parents. They did so well in fact that several Texas ranches now have wild unrestrained herds roaming about.
 
Ranchers, originally concerned about the wild herds, quickly discovered that the meat of the Nilgai Antelope was simply delicious! They also learned that once sampled, the demand for more was almost automatic.
 
Also, since the animal is quite elusive, many older sport hunters (Americas initial consumers of the meat) decided it would be easier to buy the meat instead of hunting for it. So they pressured ranchers to round-up these critters and send them off to be processed into roasts, steaks, ground and other cuts.
 
Although still scarce in the USA, Nilgai Antelope meat is available from Specialty Meats & Gourmet/Venison America.
 
Prepare this delicious meat just like you would any other “Venison” and enjoy its delightful flavor.
 
 

How Antelope stacks up in Nutrition
Compared in 100 gram portions (about 3.25 ounces)

 Meat Type

Calories

Sat

Fat

Cholesterol

Antelope

150

0.97g

126mg

Lamb Leg

292

8.70g

97mg

Veal Roast

160

1.80g

103mg

Beef Roast

 

Bison

Roast

211

 

143

9.28g

 

2.42

86mg

 

82mg

Quail

234

3.95g

86mg

Chicken Breast (skinless)

190

7.41g

89mg

 

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