Squab Meat Nutrients and Health Benefits

Squab Meat - Dove - PigeonSquab Meat usually comes from Domestic Pigeons or Doves. Pigeons and Doves come from a Columbidae family which includes about 300 species. Squab literally means Loose Fat Flesh, so any young Dove or Pigeon is considered a Squab. Most squabs get to about a month old before being ready for food processing. Squabs and/or Pigeons have been a popular meat for meals for a long time now and was used by many civilizations. Squab meat is considered to be Dark Meat similar to the duck meat. The meat from pigeons is lean, mild, full of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and is very digestible. People describe Squab as Tender, Fine-Grained, and with a Silky texture. People cook Squab in many different ways, pretty much just like if you would cook any other meat; fried, roasted, boiled, stewed, or grilled. Dove, Pigeon, or Squab is considered a delicacy and/or exotic and very unique meat. Some people call these birds as Doves and/or Pigeons depending on their own knowledge or opinion, but according to others, the larger species are considered as Pigeons and the smaller ones are considered as Doves. The Nutrients in one Raw Meat-Only Squab which is about 168 grams are: Continue reading