Horse meat - meat of horses for human consumption.
The most commonly used as food meat young horses two- and three years of age. However, the greatest nutritional value, aromaticity and meat tenderness has foals aged from nine months to one year.
Meat horse meat has a specific flavor. In the nomadic peoples of this product is a favorite dish.
Horses meat quite tough. So that it becomes soft, it should be boiled for at least two hours.
Food value and caloric content of horsemeat
Horse meat - meat diet, which is easily absorbed by the body. In 100 gr. meat contains 167 calories 1.
Nutritional value per 100g. Product: Fats - 9, 9 oz., 19 protein, 5 g., carbohydrates - 0 c.
Useful properties of horsemeat
Compared to other types of meat, horse meat contains the highest amount of valuable protein - approximately 20-25%. Water content in meat of approximately 70-75%, and fat - from 2 to 5%. Use horsemeat is high content of nutrients such as sodium, potassium, iron, amino nikotinomid, phosphorus, copper, riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamins A, B, E, PP.
Studies have shown that the use of horse meat is also evident in promoting and neutralize the harmful effects of radiation. Nomadic peoples maintained that hides her horses when used in food, can improve the potency.
A large percentage of the use of horse meat is the special properties of horse fat. In the vegetable and animal fats, he occupies an intermediate position and has a choleretic effect.
It is recommended that frequent consumption of horse meat after the jaundice disease in order to restore and normalize the functioning of the liver. A horse fat is widely used in various cosmetic products. In folk medicine, it is used for the preparation of salve for burns and frostbite, as well as for the preparation of drugs for colds.
Horse meat hypoallergenic and perfectly assimilated the child's body. Due to the high content of vitamins B and E can highlight another useful property of horse meat - after eating significantly improves blood circulation in the body.
Konina reduces cholesterol in the blood and improves metabolic processes in the body. Therefore, the properties of horse meat were used in diet therapy for obesity.
In dairy products horses (chigyan and mare) contains a large number of important mineral components of the human body: acetic and lactic acid, antibiotics. Eating these foods prevent gastrointestinal diseases, and improves digestion. Also, dairy products horses make up the deficit of ascorbic acid - vitamin necessary for normal metabolism in the body.
Hazardous properties of horsemeat
Despite a lot of positive qualities, horse meat is not widely popular. There are several reasons.
First - this is a low content of carbohydrates - not more than 1%, and it is a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria.
Second - do not keep the meat horsemeat.
Contraindications to the use of horse meat
Meat of horses is contraindicated for use in its raw form, since it can be detected Salmonella - a dangerous parasite to humans, resulting in serious consequences, including death. Also, the meat of horses may serve as a carrier of trichinosis - the parasite that causes indigestion, and sometimes bleeding.
Meat of horses, as well as any other meat is not recommended to consume in large quantities. Excessive consumption of this product increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and bone (osteoporosis).