Kadaknath: everything you need to know about this striking breed


The Kadaknath breed stands out, both visually and in terms of its varied health benefits. Also known as Kali Masi, it is a type of chicken whose insides (flesh and bones) and outsides (plumage, wattles, comb, beak, and feet) are black and dark grey in colour. They are mostly found in regions of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan.

Traditionally, the Kali Masi was bred by Adivasis. In indigenous agro-ecological conditions, this breed evolved as a result of natural selection. They are therefore
very well adapted to the local environment and can withstand harsh weather, whether cold or hot. They also portray a significant amount of resistance to diseases, when compared to their exotic counterparts.

Apart from the meat being textured and packed with flavour, the Kali Masi has a host of health benefits. Its protein content is said to be 25% higher than in other
types of chicken (which contain between 18-20%). Research also shows that they have a lower cholesterol content (0.73-1.05%) than broiler chicken (13-25%).

They have high levels of 18 amino acids, 8 of which are essential to the human body. This breed also contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, niacin, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and more.

So, if you have always been curious about the Kadaknath breed and its meat, now is the time to feed that curiosity. Order today on meatiness.in and enjoy what will undoubtedly be, an unforgettable meal!

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