Red meat Q&A: How much is enough?

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Red meat has long featured in the Australian diet, though with opinion divided over whether we should eat more or less, patients are left wondering ‘how much is enough?’  This simple Q&A can help patients understand how much red meat is required as part of a healthy, balanced diet.  

What is red meat?

Beef, lamb, goat, pork, kangaroo and venison are classified as ‘red meat’ by the Australian Dietary Guidelines1.

Are all types of red meat equal as sources of iron and zinc?

The iron and zinc content of beef, lamb, goat, kangaroo and venison is about double that of pork2