Goat is white meat

Types of meat

Meat types in refrigerated shelves

Depending on the amount of brown metmyoglobin, different color nuances arise in fresh meat. The exact determination of the color of meat and meat products is carried out using color measuring devices. With the rough division into red and white meat types, no color measurement is necessary. A general distinction is made here between:

Types of meat with
white flesh colorred flesh color
Chickenbeef
Turkey meatveal
Goose meatpork meat
Duck meatSheep and lamb
Pigeon meatGoat meat
Ostrich meatRabbit meat
Wild fowlvenison


Exotics such as horses, reindeer, alpacas, llamas, antelopes, bison, moose, camels, kangaroos and springboks also have red meat.

Animal species that do not fall under the category of "meat"
According to the Austrian Food Book, these include fish and seafood, frogs and toads, snails, crocodiles, turtles, snakes, insects and caterpillars.

Exotic meats from the rest of the world
In other countries the meat of the following animals is also consumed:

Moose / reindeer
Arctic animals (Northern Europe, Siberia, Northern Asia, Canada, Alaska)

bison
Live wild on the prairies of North America

Antelopes (e.g. oryx, impala, kudu, springbok, gnu)
Live wild in South Africa

zebra
Live wild in Africa, south of the Sahara

kangaroo
Origin Australia, worldwide distribution

Camelids
Camel / trample, lama (plateau of the Andes), alpaca (Peru, Northern Chile, Bolivia)

yak
Central Asia, meat can be dried well.

Monkeys (Bushmeat)
Trade and consumption are illegal.

Guinea pig
Live in the wild and from breeding in South America and southwest China

dogs
Korea, Vietnam, parts of China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Ghana and the Congo; Trade is prohibited in Switzerland, but slaughter and consumption are permitted and are also a reality in the Rhineland and Appenzell.

Cats
Eaten as a delicacy in Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, and China.

Rats
As cats are captured in some countries (Cambodia, Vietnam), the number of rats is increasing. They are therefore also caught and legally sold to restaurants.

Bears
Europe, Asia, America

Whales
Japan, Greenland

seals
Greenland

beaver(2 species)
Europe and Russia as well as North America

ostrich
Keeping in free-range enclosures in the steppe savannas of South Africa

emu
Found in the wild all over Australia, breeding in emu farms in Australia, USA, Peru and China

Source: DFS