Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Squirrel the new Gourmet food?

I was reading the New York times today there was a fascinating article about how squirrel is becoming a popular dish in the top restaurants in the UK, such as St. Johns restaurant in london in the spring, and the Famous Wild Boar in the lake district. Folks around us in North Carolina eat squirrel maybe they should consider selling it on line to the rich and famous!,
Nutritional value of squirrel !!, its apparently high in iron, phosphorus, selenium, B6 and B12 but high in cholesterol
Amount Per Serving
Calories 541Calories from Fat 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.7g23%
Saturated Fat 2.7g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2g
Cholesterol 379mg126%
Sodium 372mg16%
Total Carbohydrates 0.0g0%
Protein 96.3g
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% • Iron 118%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
so nutritonally its not bad, but its not for me they are cute and its like eating a tree rat!!

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