There are a number of meat and meat products we have used in our recipes or referenced in our world cuisine pages. This is the sub-index for the meat items that we have listed in the glossary. Each listing has information, availability, substitution, and nutritional data where applicable.
Any animal can be used as a source of meat, ranging from the domesticated cow, pig, and chicken, to deer and camels.
The amount and type of meat eaten in a particular country is determined by factors such as cost, availability, and cultural or religious acceptability. In developing countries, meat is usually eaten fresh, and meat products, with the exception of dried meat in some African countries, are not commonly available or in significant demand..