Rabbits produce about six pounds of meat on the same amount of feed and water that it takes for a cow to produce one pound of meat. A bone in rabbit produces 50% more meat than bone in chicken meat. It is all white meat with the most nutritious high protein, low fat, low cholesterol and tasty meat available. Research shows that rabbit meat has been recommended for special diets for the elderly and people that cannot digest most meats. It is also recommended for low sodium and weight reduction diets. All these nutritional facts make a “Heart Healthy”meat. People fighting heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and overweight, should seriously consider consuming rabbit meat with their diet. The Department of Agriculture has stated that domestic rabbit meat is the most nutritious meat known to man.

Rabbit Nutritional Facts

Looking at charts is an easy way of looking at the value of your rabbit meat and comparing it to other common meats.  Rabbit meat is high in protein, low in fat and half the calories of pork.   Also rabbit meat is an all-white meat which makes this suitable for many diets.


MEAT TYPE                      % PROTEIN                       % FAT                                  CALORIES PER LB.

RABBIT                                20.8                                               4.5                                                    795

VEAL                                     19.1                                               12.0                                                   840

CHICHEN                            20.0                                              17.9                                                   810

TURKEY                               20.1                                               20.0                                                1,190

LAMB                                   15.7                                                27.7                                                 1,420

BEEF                                      16.7                                              28.0                                                1,440

DUCK                                   16.0                                               28.6                                                 1,015

PORK                                    11.9                                               45.0                                                 2,050


(vitamins and minerals commonly found in uncooked rabbit meat)

SERVING SIZE: 100 GRAMS / 3.5 oz.

                                                                                   % DAILY VALUE

Total Fat                            8g                                           12%

Saturated Fat                   2g                                           12%

Cholesterol                       82mg                                     27%

Sodium                             47mg                                      1%

Total Carbohydrates      0g                                           0%

Dietary Fibre                  0g                                           ----

Sugars                              0g                                           ----

Protein                             29g                                        58%

Vitamin A                                                                       0%

Vitamin C                                                                       0%

Iron                                                                                  12%

Nutrition Information About Rabbit Meat

Rabbit meat compares very favorably to veal.