Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we are big fans of properly raised, cut, and cooked meat. That is why we are so dedicated to the responsible production of our meat products, using organic, grass fed methods. It's also why we've put together this list of the most popular meats consumed around the world. If you are on a paleo diet or keto diet, you can use this article as a checklist to make sure you're getting a wide variety of nutrients from your meat. We think it's always interesting to see the different eating habits people have. For your enjoyment, here are the top five most consumed meats around the world.
Not a popular choice in America, goat is still in the top five most consumed meats around the world. A whopping 13 million tons of goat meat is produced every year, with China leading by far in consumption at 42% of the total amount. India and Pakistan follow after china in goat meat consumption.
Now we're square in the territory of American staples, but beef is far from cornered by Americans. It's enjoyed all over the world, with a production exceeding 59 million tons. It is so prevalent that it totals about a quarter of the total meat consumption worldwide.
With a total of 89.7 tons produced around the world annually, it's no surprise chicken is one of the most consumed meats around the globe. However, unlike other meats on this list, chicken consumption is pretty evenly distributed by country, which makes since because it is the one meat with very few religious restrictions. The USA is still the largest producer of chicken meat, though, and technically has the highest consumption with a per capita rate of 43 kilograms.
While admittedly this is a wider scope of species than other meat types, you can't deny that the worldwide production numbers of 100 million tons of fish annually are pretty impressive. Fish is an extremely nutritional meat, which provides many minerals populations around the world need that they would have a hard time finding anywhere else.
The top dog on the meat consumption ladder, pork makes up about 36% of the world's total meat consumption, with 109 tons of it produced and consumed every single year. No wonder it is the most consumed meat in the world.
That concludes our list of the most popularly consumed meats around the world. Every type of meat has their similarities and differences, and it helps to know which nutrients you're getting from each type. We will be going over which meats contain which nutrients in our next set of articles, which can help those on a paleo diet or keto diet get more different types of nutrients.
Check out our selection of natural meat products on our online meat store. There is sure to be a delectable option that will grab your eye. If you have any questions about our products or shipping, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. One of our knowledgeable and friendly representatives will be happy to provide any answers you need.