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Most Consumed Meats In The World

Updated on June 26, 2015
Goaty the Goat
Goaty the Goat | Source

1.Goat Meat

Meat is the primary reason to raise goats, which is why meat goats constitute the majority of the world’s goat production systems. Goat meat comprises 63 percent of all red meat that is consumed worldwide. Currently, goats are the main source of animal protein in many North African and Middle Eastern nations. Goats are also important in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and other tropical regions. Nutrient Composition Goat meat has been established as a lean meat with favorable nutritional qualities, and it’s an ideal choice for the health-conscious consumer.

Goat Meat nutrition - amount per 100g

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
122
Fat(g)
2.6
Saturated Fat)g)
0.79
Protien(g)
23
Colesteral(mg)
63.8
Cow Makes Milk and Beef
Cow Makes Milk and Beef

2.Beef

We cannot doubt that beef is one of the most consumed meats in the world. Beef is the culinary name for meat from bovines, especially cattle. Beef can be harvested from cows, bulls, heifers or steers. Acceptability as a food source varies in different parts of the world. Beef is a very versatile meat, there are different cuts of beef which will give you a different eat and some would also say taste. In some parts of the world, nothing is wasted when a bull is slaughtered. From the head, skin to the feet are consumed. Millions of pounds of beef are consumed yearly globally.

Beef Nutrition Chart

Nutrition
Amount
Fat(g)
15g
Saturated Fat(g)
1.1g
Protien(g)
26g
Calories
 
Colesteral (mg)
90mg
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs | Source

3. Pork

I'll huff and puff and blow your house down...the big bad wolf knew that pig meat, known a pork is a very delicious meat and is second most eaten meat in the world. Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig. It is one of the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC. Pork is eaten both freshly cooked and preserved. So Pork chops anyone?

Pork Nutrition Chart - Boneless top loin

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
132
Total Fat(g)
2.6g
Saturated Fat(g)
0.8g
Protien(g)
25.3g
Cholesterol(mg)
62mg
Potassium
538mg
Chicken
Chicken

4. Chicken

Chicken meat is the fourth most consumed meat across the globe. From Canada, America, South America, Africa and the other nations all grow a combination of billions of chickens annually. Chicken meat is one of those meats that are very easy to prepare and is even a preferred choice among children. Chicken can easily and quickly be made into a variety of dishes and sandwiches and it doesn't take anyone with any supreme chef skills to prepare a dish of basic chicken. No dougbt that this flying favorite makes the list of most consumed meats.

Chicken Nutrition - 100g breast

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
195g
Calories from fat
63g
fat
7g
Cholesteral
83mg
Sodium
393mg
Turkey
Turkey | Source

5.Turkey

Gobble Gobble Gobble! Turkey meat is eaten everyday, it is mostly eaten in sandwiches. Turkeys however have certain days of the year where they are well loved and appreciated; Thanksgiving Day and in Christmas. The sale of turkeys boom on or a couple days before these special days as millions of people buy and prepare their turkey for consumption. There are approximately 46 million turkeys eaten each Thanksgiving, 22 million on Christmas and 19 million turkeys on Easter. In 2011, 736 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the United States. That my friend is a lot of turkey and therefore earns its right as one of the most consumed meats in the world.

Turkey Nutrition Facts - Amount per 100g

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
189
Total Fat
7g
Cholesteral
109mg
Sodium
103mg
Potassium
239mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.1g
Protein
29g
Sugar
0g
Shrimp
Shrimp

6. Shrimp

Aside from the various fish meat that is regularly eaten worldwide, shrimp is by far the next most eaten seafood. About three fourths of the seafood products consumed in the U.S. are fresh or frozen, and consumption of these product forms has increased steadily over the past two decades. About two thirds of the fresh or frozen products consumed are fin fish and one fourth shellfish, primarily shrimp. The U.S. continues as the third-ranked country for consuming fish and shellfish, behind China and Japan. In total, Americans consumed a total of 4.833 billion pounds of seafood in 2009, slightly less than the 4.858 billion pounds in 2008. Shrimp remained the top seafood item of choice for the United States at 4.1 pounds per person, a level unchanged since 2007 so shrimp as boiled its way into this list of most consumed meats in the world.

Nutrition Chart - Shrimp Serving Size 3oz

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
90g
Cholesteral
128mg
Sodium
126mg
Protein
7.3g
Calcium
44.2mg
Potassium
157.3mg
Sheep
Sheep

7. Sheep

Bah Bah Sheep have you any meat? yes sir yes sir my meat is sweet. Ok, for all those who are wondering what the heck that first line was about you probably were not born in the 70's or 80's. Sheep meat, often refereed to as mutton is also one of those meats that are globally consumed by the million of pounds yearly. It is quite similar to goat meat and have a similar taste. The thing is that sheeps are not primarily raised for meat consumption as many sheep farmers simply use the sheep to produce wool. But nothing is more juicy and tender as curried sheep served with macaroni. yum!

Mutton Nutrition - Serving Size 28g

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
66g
Total Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesteral
30mg
Sodium
38mg
Protien
9g
Snapper Fish
Snapper Fish | Source

8. Fish

Fish is widely eaten globally. It is also one of the staples for many vegetarians. One of the reason why fish is also highly consumed is the variety of fish and taste that you get from the different species of fish. Fish is one of the more healthier meats due to its beneficial health attributes gained once consumed. Even though there are many person who are more allergic to fish and shellfish than any other meats. You can bet your last dollar that fish is also one of the worlds most consumed meats.

Fish Serving Size 198g

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
354g
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
6g
Cholesteral
99mg
Sodium
93mg
Protien
39g

9. Duck

Ugly Duckling or Pretty, it matters not. Ducks are very tasty birds and are consumed in abundance. It may not be as popular as chicken or turkey meat but it is vastly gaining momentum. Global duck production will approach 4.4 million tonnes in 2013 and 4.6 million tonnes in 2015. During the decade 2000 to 2010, output grew at an annual average rate of 3.4 per cent as production expanded from 2.9 million tonnes to exceed 4.0 million tonnes. The 2010 total broadly equated with around four per cent of world poultry meat output..The most common duck meat consumed in the United States is the Pekin duck. China consumes more than half the global duck meat production. Ducks ugly or pretty is also one of the worlds most consumed meats.

Duck Nutrition - Serving Size 287g

 
 
Calories
1159
Total Fat
113g
Saturated Fat
38g
Trans fat
0g
Cholesteral
218mg
Sodium
181mg
Protein
33g
Lobster
Lobster

10. Lobster

Talk about the love for lobster. You notice how lobster color changes to red when it is boiled, similar to the color of the heart which represents love? Lobsters just love to be eaten! Never mind that stupid philosophy, but lobsters are one of the most consumed sea animals. Other than shrimp and fish, lobster is second place runner up in this category. People chow don on lobster meat daily and because of our love for the lobster. We have allowed it to be mention in the list of most consumed meats.

Lobster Nutrition Amount per 100g

Nutrition
Amount
Calories
89g
Total Fat
0.9g
Sodium
486mg
Potassium
230mg
Protein
19g

Fast Meat Facts

Average Meat Consumption in the U.S.
American men on average eat 6.9 oz. of meat per day and women eat 4.4 oz. Americans spend less than any other developed nation in the world on food broadly and on meat and poultry specifically. The entire world is filled with sharp tooth just waiting to chow down on some tender cooked meats. We all have our favorite meat that we just love to eat. My favorite is pork and chicken. Whats yours?


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      Qwertyuiop 7 months ago

      Where are your sources kid?

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      Rachel 2 years ago

      Hello. May I know your reference in having this ranking? Thank you!

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Dear Elsie Hagley, Curried Goat is the Bomb, try it one day, once cooked right, preferably by a Caribbean chef. You will be licking all 10 fingers and maybe toes

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting article.

      I love my meat, especially beef.

      Have never eaten goat and we have many wild ones coming in from the bush on our farm, it is one meat I just can't bring myself to eat.

      Have a nice day.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      torrilyn, welcome meat eater. Yes, beef is good but curried goat is the BOMB!

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      thanks for the hub. i found it interesting and informative. i absolutely love beef but i can do without the pork. also, I've never had duck, sheep, or goat before but I've had all of the rest.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Thanks for coming by bill, yes Americans eat mostly beef and pork. But the world divulges in goat meat.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm a typical American. I would have never guessed goat as one of the top ten. I've never had it, but had all the others. Interesting...thanks for the info.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      frank...this meat talk getting me hungry!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Good list just count me in as a beef eater..:) LOL pork too love the smell of bacon.. ooohh that should be a cologne..:)

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      i thought that too until i digged deeper as usual.

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      I'd have thought that chicken and fish are closer to the top! Who knew? Some people don't even know goat. Great hub as usual.