Saturday, August 9, 2008

Day 132- Nutrition Bite

In some countries, apart from being kept as pets, certain breeds of dogs are raised on farms and slaughtered for their meat. In parts of the world where dogs are kept as pets, people generally consider the use of dogs for food to be a social taboo. Though the consumption of dog meat is generally viewed as taboo in Western culture, some Westerners support the right to eat dog meat and accuse other Westerners who protest against dog eating in other countries of cultural imperialism and intolerance. ~according to Wikepdia

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 260 kcal
Carbohydrates
0.1 g
- Dietary fiber
0 g
Fat
20.2 g
Protein
19 g
Water
60.1 g
Vitamin A equiv.
3.6 μg 0%
Thiamin (Vit. B1)
0.12 mg 9%
Riboflavin (Vit.B2)0.18 mg 12%
Niacin (Vit. B3)
1.9 mg 13%
Vitamin C
3 mg 5%
Calcium
8 mg 1%
Iron
2.8 mg 22%
Phosphorus
168 mg 24%
Potassium
270 mg 6%
Sodium
72 mg 5%
Ash
0.8 g

Sugar Preacher's Experience
A reader asked if dog meat is healthy. I listed the nutritional value above. Dog meat seems to be high in protein and fat with the addition of vitamins and mineral. There are foods that provide less nutrients than dog meat; for example, donuts, candy, and cake. Personally, I require a small amount of meat--consuming it about once a week. If you want to try dog meat, visit China!!

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