Yak is a sweet and delicately flavored red meat lighter tasting than beef, juicier than buffalo and elk, and never gamey or greasy. The taste of Yak is best described as beef-like, but more delicate in flavor. It is naturally very lean as the fat is located primarily on the outside of the carcass and is easily trimmed off resulting in low marbling which makes yak some of the most heart healthy meat on the market today. Yak must be tasted to truly be appreciated.
Yak meat is a dark red meat that is naturally very lean, 95 - 97% fat free. But because of it's high Omega 3 oil, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, and Stearic Acid content (35% higher than beef!) it remains very juicy when cooked unlike most game or other exotic meats such as buffalo.
Yak meat is higher in protein, minerals, and vitamins than beef while remaining much lower in saturated fats, cholesterol, triglycerides, and calories than beef. In addition, yak has a very low, 30% less than beef, percentage of Palmitic Acid which has been found to be harmful to humans.
The bottom line; yak meat is a healthy red meat!
The International Yak Association, or IYAK, has additional articles detailing the specifics of the healthy benefits of yak meat. Here is a link to the IYAK web site:IYAK.
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Yak meat can be found in more and more places every day. Upscale restaurants, health food stores, exotic markets and via the internet. If you are unable to find it in your area, we can help! Presently pure yak meat sells at a price a bit higher than beef but equivalent to bison. While we do not sell yak meat we can point you to several reputable ranches that do, drop us a line if we can be of any help.