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fatty wild meat, which sources?
« on: June 03, 2017, 06:00:57 pm »
It seems that most land game meat available in Western Europe have a low fat content, significantly lower than domesticated animals. Pigs are five times fattier than boars, for example. I'm afraid our ancestors have hunted to extension the fattiest animals of our regions. I mean, just imagine the fatty coating of a mammoth, or a whooly rhino...what's your take on this, which fatty meats would you suggest as an alternative or as a supplement?

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Re: fatty wild meat, which sources?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 07:26:30 pm »
Hmm, I think that the raw zero carbers have overestimated the importance of raw fats in terms of percentages of the diet. I mean that ancient hominids  further south likely did not have diets that high in fat and would have been more plant-based by ratio:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergmann%27s_rule

(ie the larger the mammal, the more opportunity to carry more fat etc.). One should also not forget that the organ-meats have a much higher fat content than the muscle-meats.

One other obvious thing:-  imo, the vastly higher fat content of domesticated pigs is likely more due to their highly unnatural 100 grain-fed diets.

imo, go for raw tongue from grassfed/wild or raw marrow or raw suet.
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Re: fatty wild meat, which sources?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 01:20:31 am »
Domesticated pigs are fatter not just because they are fed more but also because they were bred to be, same as cows.
I read the aborigines had a custom where they knew when all their favorite fat sources were available at different times of the year, pine nut harvest, fattiest kangaroos, fattiest clams, etc. When the kangaroos were at their fattiest they hunted them to excess to extract the limited amount of fat from their bodies, sacrificing large amounts of meat in order to enrich their diet with fat.

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Re: fatty wild meat, which sources?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 05:35:55 am »
Fish contains a lot of fat. Especially if you eat the skin. When I used to windsurf on the Columbia river there was always a white foam all over the place that smelled rather fishy. That's because it was. It was composed of fish fat formed by the oils floating on the surface and whipped up by the waterfalls. (Hmm. May have been a rather crude form of organic mayo made by mother nature herself!) There is also a lot of fat in most insects. Anyone know the fat content in a bowl full of grubs? I imagine it's quite high!