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    Is there any difference in nutritional values of jhatka and halal meats?

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    In India, generally two types of meat - jhatka and halal are available in the market. What are basic similarities and differences between jhatka and halal meat? Is there any difference in nutritional values of jhatka and halal meats? Which one out of the two above is considered better taste wise?
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  • #138606
    There is absolutely no difference in nutritional values of 'jhatka' meat and 'halal' meat. In the western nations, 90% and above meat is 'jhatka' meat. Only 10% meat may be 'kosher' meat or 'halal' meat. In western countries, we don't hear such meaningless debate. 'Halal' meat may have religious sanctity for some, but no additional nutritional value.

    Please don't have any confusion in this regard.

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  • #138612
    Nutritional content of the meat has nothing to do with the way how it is being cut - Jatakas or otherwise. You should not remain under the state of confusion on this account. In fact, the meat contains full of fats and Protiens and as such it may help a lean person in gaining weight. Of course, the red meat may elevate the cholesterol - level in the blood.

  • #138615
    Jhataka and Halal are just 2 different ways to cutting the meat for further preparations.
    Do cutting tomato slowly immediately change the nutritional value or taste of it? No and same fact is applicable here.
    These 2 ways are followed among different groups of Muslim religion.


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  • #138630
    Jhatka and halal are two different ways of cutting (slaughtering) the goat/sheep/cow/buffalo. In case of Halal, the throat of an animal is cut slowly and after cutting it partially, they let the animal die of itself in few minutes. Though there is no difference in the nutritional value of the meat, but in case of halal, the blood of the slaughtered animal continues to drain for a longer period due to pumping of heart, as its nerves are still intact and command from brain to heart continues for some more time. Therefore, if the blood of the animal is infected, there are lesser chances of infected blood enters into human body, who consume it. In case of jhatka, due to clotting of blood the complete drain of blood is not possible. Hence there may be chances of infected blood entering into the consumer.

  • #138639
    1) Meat which is obtained from an animal by killing it instantly is known as jhatka meat. Animals in this method are killed with single strike by using sword or even axe. Halal is a method by which meat is obtained by killing an animal by making a cut to the jugular vein, windpipe and carotid artery. It is more of a ritualistic slaughter where a Muslim will recite a dedication and whole blood is allowed to drain out of body.
    2) Main difference between halal meat and jhatka meat is that in halal procedure it is believed that animal gets blessed whereas in jhatka method no such ritual takes place and the process is very quick.
    3) Another difference is that in jhatka method unnecessary suffering of animal does not take place. Killing is done in a single stroke.

    Nutritional point of view:-
    Though a major difference is not seen but some of the meat lovers believe that slow killing in halal can lead to contamination whereas instant slaughter in jhatka can reduce the risk of contamination as well as is least injurious to health.

    It is believed that halal meat tastes better because the whole blood gets drained out of the dead animal and thus it is far more soft. In jhatka method, since the whole blood is not drained out, there is risk of blood clotting and relatively meat will be a little difficult to chew.

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