Red grouse is a lean, dark meat that is prized by chefs and often referred to as the ‘king of game birds’. Grouse meat is rich, versatile and very healthy – it contains less than a third of the fat of chicken.
- Nutritional information for grouse (per 100g): Protein, 29g; Calories, 127; Fat, 1g; Cholesterol, 45mg; Selenium, 0.32mg.
- The estimated annual value of grouse meat to the UK economy is £490,000.
- At the end of a shooting day, grouse are typically sorted into young and old birds by the gamekeepers before being sent to the game dealers.
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