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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Benefits Pigeon Meat (Squab) For Health

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Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. In culinary terminology, squab is a young domestic pigeon or its meat. The meat is widely described as tasting like dark chicken. The term is probably of Scandinavian origin; the Swedish word skvabb means "loose, fat flesh". It formerly applied to all dove and pigeon species, such as the Wood Pigeon, the Mourning Dove, and the now-extinct Passenger Pigeon, and their meat. More recently, squab meat comes almost entirely from domesticated pigeons. The meat of dove and pigeon gamebirds hunted primarily for sport is rarely called squab.

The practice of domesticating pigeon as livestock may have come from the Middle East; historically, squabs or pigeons have been consumed in many civilizations, including Ancient Egypt, Rome and Medieval Europe. Although squab has been consumed throughout much of recorded history, it is generally regarded as exotic, not as a contemporary staple food; there are more records of its preparation for the wealthy than for the poor.

The modern squab industry uses utility pigeons. Squabs are raised until they are roughly a month old, when they reach adult size but have not yet flown, before being slaughtered.

 Benefits Pigeon Meat (Squab)  For Health


The Nutrients in one Raw Meat-Only Squab which is about 168 grams are:

- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin (good amount)
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin (good amount)
- Vitamin B3, Niacin (large amount)
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine (good amount)
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin B12, Cobalamin
- Vitamin C (good amount)
- Protein (large amount)
- Calcium
- Iron (good amount)
- Phosphorus (large amount)
- Selenium (good amount)
- Zinc (good amount)
- Copper (large amount)
- Natural Fats
- Cholesterol (large amount)
- Magnesium
- Manganese
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Calories

Protein:
- Improves Immune system function
- Supports Healthy skin
- Supports Healthy nails
- Supports Healthy hair
- Supports enzyme production
- Reduces weight loss
- Lowers chances of fatigue
- Lowers chance of weakness
- Improves healthy development
- Supports blood clotting
- Improves healthy growth

Vitamin B3:
- Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels (LDL)
- Raises Good Cholesterol Levels (HDL)
- Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
- Supports Healthy Fat process
- Reduces Weakness
- Normalizes appetite
- Reduces skin infections
- Reduces digestive issues
- Provides Healthy Energy
- Improves Skin health

Copper:
- Reduces tissue damage
- Supports bone health
- Supports thyroid gland function
- Support Nerves health
- Increases Good Cholesterol (HDL)
- Decreases Bad Cholesterol (LDL)
- Reduces Fatigue
- Reduces Weakness

Vitamin B6:
- Supports Brain Function
- Provides Healthy Energy
- Reduces Risk of Heart attack
- Supports Nervous system
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Reduces fatigue
- Lowers chance of anemia
- Helps protect from eczema
- Helps protect from dermatitis
- Supports healthy skin
- May reduce seizures

Iron:
- Improves Oxygen distribution
- Improves Immune System
- Provides Healthy energy
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduces weakness
- Improves concentration ability
- Lowers chance of infections
- Supports healthy hair
- Reduces Dizziness
- Lowers chances of headaches
- Strengthens nails
- Protects from apathy
- Lowers risks of depression

Zinc:
- Helps prevent warts
- Helps cure from warts
- Improves Immune system function
- Supports cell growth
- Improves Wound Healing
- Improves smelling ability
- Improves tasting ability
- Normalizes blood sugar level
- Regulates metabolism
- Normalizes appetite
- Reduces depression
- Supports healthy growth in children
- Protects from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections

Vitamin B1:
- Regulates Energy Supplies
- Supports Healthy Heart Function
- May Increase appetite
- Reduces Numbness in Legs
- Supports Muscles
- Supports Nervous system
- Supports Cardiovascular function

Selenium:
- Protects from free radicals
- Improves thyroid function
- Reduces risk of joint inflammation
- Lowers chances of muscle pain
- Reduces weakness
- Protects from skin discoloration
- Protects from hair discoloration
- Lowers risk of some cancers
- Reduces risk of heart disease

3 comments:

  1. Pigeon Tandoori is Now Available at Marky's Take Away (Agaram, Perambur, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India) - Contact Mark Daniel @ 9884166692 to place your Order :)

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  3. Population of pigeons is too much increased in world today. They have become threat to Human and other birds. Hence Govt should make their meat commercially available in all the states of India. This will provide a Nutrients rich food to public.

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