What is Kadaknath?
Kadaknath is only Black Meat Chicken (B.M.C.) Breed of India. It is a native bird of Madhya Pradesh, reared mainly by the tribal communities of Bhil and Bhilala. The commonly available colours of kadaknath are jet-black, penciled and golden.
The bird is very popular among the adiwasis mainly due to its adaptability to the local environment, disease resistance, tasty meat quality, texture and flavour. though the flesh of this breed is black, it is considered not only a delicacy of distinctive taste, but also of medicinal value.
Protein content in kadaknath is higher than 25% in an ordinary bird it varies between 18-20%.
Research has shown that this species has lower cholesterol(0.73-1.05%) than white chicken(13-25%)
High levels of 18 amino acids out of which 8 are essential for the human and rich in hormone.
Vitamins B1,B2,B6, B12, C and E, niacin, protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acids, etc.