Is Squab Paleo?


Squab is pigeon that has been domesticated and raised for its meat, which tastes somewhat like the dark meat of chicken. Squab is also younger than pigeon, usually slaughtered at about four weeks old, when they have reached adult size, but before they have started flying (source).

The Fat Profile

Squab an excellent source of protein and some fat. That fat is made up of mostly monounsaturated and saturated fats, with only a small amount of polyunsaturated fats (PUFA).

The Nutrients

Don’t forget that Paleo is all about eating nutrient-dense food and squab definitely qualifies, as it is an excellent source of micronutrients. It is rich in B vitamins and minerals, particularly phosphorous, iron, and zinc, all of which are necessary for maintaining a strong, fit body.