Goats are dynamic animals, whose success is related to their excellent adaptability to difficult conditions, high foraging potential, versatile habits, high production considering their size, and good productivity. They are also extremely intelligent animals, very agile, and independent, with a high level of resistance to diseases, much better than other ruminant species.
The African variants are no different: their personalities, their hardiness, their adaptability, and their meat make them one of the most preferred food animals. While their musky smell is offensive to many, the African goat meat is one of the healthiest meats, healthier than beef and chicken because it contains fewer calories, fat, and cholesterol. It is regarded as more superior nutritionally because of its higher levels of iron, and comparable protein and lower levels of saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol compared to beef and chicken.
Across West Africa, goat meat is a staple, loved and prepared uniquely showcasing the African creativity in local recipes. Nigeria is known for its goat meat pepper soup and Asun, Ghana for its goat meat light soup. Other applications of goat meat flavor is present in other meals like Jollof rice, Nsala soup, Nkwa, Yam porridge etc.
In this edition, we feature the deliciousness of the African goat, its healthiness and superior nutritional content, as well as its applications in bouillon and other goat meat flavoring powder. We also feature my interview with some Ghanaian journalists on what we can do to amplify African flavors and cuisine globally.
We also felicitate with our Nigerian brothers and sisters as they celebrate their 61st Independence Anniversary!
Without much ado; it is my pleasure to welcome you to the fifth edition of our ‘A Taste of Africa’ newsletter!
Managing Director, Freddy Hirsch Nigeria
Flavor of the month
Our flavor for the month is the African goat meat: a superior and healthier alternative to beef and chicken due to higher levels of iron, and comparable protein and lower levels of saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol. Across West Africa, goat meat is loved and prepared uniquely showcasing the African creativity in local recipes. Nigeria is known for its goat meat pepper soup and Asun, Ghana for its goat meat light soup. Other applications of goat meat flavor is present in other meals like Goat light soup, Jollof rice, Nsala soup, Nkwa, Yam porridge etc.
Find out more about our African Goat Meat flavors here
You can also watch our video on the versatile Goat Meat Flavor here
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Freddy Hirsch in the News
The Managing Director for our Nigerian/West African operations, Kojo Brifo spoke to a few leading newspapers in Ghana on the food flavors industry in Africa, the supply/demand side vulnerabilities of food manufacturers and what can be done to amplify African cuisine globally. You can read this interview here
Happy 61st Independence Nigeria!
Happy Independence Day, Nigeria!