Why eat.Wild?

There are so many reasons to try wild game.

Compared with classic supermarket meats wild Game is astonishingly versatile; the flavour profiles of one type of bird are completely unlike another, giving you plenty of room to experiment in the kitchen.

It’s also lean, high in protein and low in fat, making it a healthy switch for midweek meals.

Better still, for extra peace of mind you can choose British Game Alliance-assured game, so it’s guaranteed to be high quality and sustainably sourced.

Types of Game

Each bird offers something a little different, from subtly flavoured Pheasant to gamey Grouse.

Grouse

Grouse live free and wild in Britain’s heathery moorlands. The lean, dark brown meat of red grouse is rich and versatile – and contains less than a third of the fat of chicken.

Pheasant

Pheasant is probably the most popular game bird, with good reason. A white meat with a mild flavour, it’s definitely the best place to start if you’ve never tried game before.

Partridge

This subtly flavoured little bird is sweet, delicate, and as delicious cooked simply as in a complicated casserole. With seasonal vegetables it makes an impressive, yet low effort, roast.

Mallard

Wild mallard contains less fat and has a much fuller flavour than farmed duck. Each part of the bird tastes unique, and the rich meat pairs perfectly with tart and fruity flavours.

Pigeon

Pigeon is always an attractive choice, due to being a quick and easy source of protein.  It has a deep and gamey flavour which is great for pies and stews.

Nutritional information

Compared with chicken, wild game is far higher in protein and selenium and lower in calories.

Chicken

Protein (100g)

20.1

Calories (100g)

105

Fat (100g)

1.5

Cholesterol (100g)

90

Selenium (100g)

0.1

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Pheasant

Protein (100g)

27

Calories (100g)

119

Fat (100g)

1.2

Cholesterol (100g)

66

Selenium (100g)

0.37

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Partridge

Protein (100g)

26

Calories (100g)

112

Fat (100g)

1

Cholesterol (100g)

85

Selenium (100g)

0.43

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Mallard

Protein (g/100g)

19

Calories (kcal/100g)

337

Fat (g/100g)

28

Cholesterol (mg/100g)

84

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Grouse

Protein (100g)

29

Calories (100g)

127

Fat (100g)

1

Cholesterol (100g)

45

Selenium (100g)

0.32

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Pigeon

Protein (100g)

17.5

Calories (100g)

142

Fat (100g)

7.5

Cholesterol (100g)

90

Selenium (100g)

0.13

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Sustainability and environment

Wild game has a lower carbon footprint than most mass-produced meats, and the industry is essential to the management and maintenance of countryside environments.

 

All BGA-assured game agrees to strict regulations covering aspects such as land management, the number of birds reared and released, and the use of medication.

 

This means it’s guaranteed to be sustainable, ethical, and among the best on the market.