Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria

Just in case you haven’t tried it before, get ready to enjoy the finger-licking nutrients in guinea fowl. Guinea fowl, is poultry originating from Africa, sometimes called pintades, pearl hens, or gleanies. They are from the Numida family and are related to other game birds such as pheasants, turkeys, and partridges. Guinea fowl meat is a less commonly consumed bird meat comparing it to other bird meats such as chicken and turkey. It’s tasty bird meat that has been likened to have a taste in between pheasant and chicken. Its meat is moist, lean, tender, and flavorful.

Guinea fowl meat has been found to have numerous nutritional benefits. Just like every other meat, it is a rich source of protein and this makes it good for maintaining and strengthening the muscles. It is also rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in niacin (vitamin B3) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) which contributes to energy creation, mental health, and nervous system function. It also contains vitamin B6, which helps to maintain immune health, support hair health, and reduce fatigue. Its richness in phosphorous contributes to the normal function of the cell and the maintenance of bones and teeth. It is also rich in choline for the normal function of the liver and cardiovascular health. It is rich in an antioxidant, selenium which protects the cells from damaging free radicals as well as normal thyroid function.

Its eggs are not left out. The guinea fowl eggs are very tasty and consist of vitamins A, E, and also D3 which are essential for good health. Even according to some breeders the eggs from the guinea fowl pack have more taste and richness than the ordinary eggs. The guinea fowl meat is white, similar to chicken, but the taste is more reminiscent of pheasant, without excessive gamey flavor. People know meat to be rich in fatty acids, and it is also low in calories. Eating guinea fowl meat is a healthier choice as it has low cholesterol and low-fat content, and the fat content present in it is three times less than that present in beef. The meat of guinea fowl is appetizing and full of flavor, and the tender meat can be prepared easily in different ways. You can grill, roast, or even pan fry. You can also cook the meat with other food ingredients such as carrots, green beans, shallots, mushrooms, chestnuts, spinach, and peas, or maybe you will try other guinea fowl meat recipes to discover the taste.

Guinea fowl meat and egg are healthy. So, try any recipes for cooking guinea meat into delicious dishes.


Uju Onuorah

Agrodemy content writer

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