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Kadaknath Breed

Black Meat Chicken :

Three different breeds of Black Meat Chicken (BMC) is spread Across the globe. They are :

1. Kadaknath-Native: Madhya Pradesh, India.
2. Silkie-Native:China.
3. Ayyam Cemani -Native :Indonesia

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.

Nutrilive 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.

Medicinal Properties :

Kadaknath has special medicinal value in homeopathy and a particular nervous disorder.

The tribal uses kadaknath blood in the treatment of chronic disease in human beings and its meat as aphrodisiac (Believed to infuse vigor in Make).

Experts says that Viagra or Sildenafil Citrate is basically a vasodilator designed for increasing blood flow to the heart and the melanin pigmant in kadaknath does the same.

kadaknath chicken has a peculiar effectiveness in treating women’s discuss, sterility, Menoxenic(abnormal menstruation), habitual abortion.

Eggs :

The eggs are also an ideal nutrilive, especially for old people and high blood pressure victims, since the cholesterol content is lower Rich in amino acids and higher than that of other kinds of birds.

The eggs of kadaknath chickens can be used effectively to treat severe headaches, headaches after giving birth, faintness, asthma and nephritis (acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney).

Merits of Kadaknath Chicken Meat :

High nutrition , the protein content higher than other native chicken.

1.High Protein more than 25% (highest of all chicken breeds).
2.Low fat 0.73-1.05% only (lowest of all chicken breeds).
3.Vitamins B1,B2,B6,B12, C and E, niacin, protein , fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acid etc.
4.High levels of 18 essential amino acids as well as hormones that are required by the human body.
5.The Central Food and Research Institute, Mysore , studied its medicinal qualities and found it suitable for cardiac patients as it increases blood supply to the heart.

In Comparison with Broiler Chicken

In Comparison with Country Chicken

S.No Properties Kadaknath Other Breed Chickens
1 Protein content 25% 18-20%
2 Fat content 0.73-1.03 13-25%
3 Linoleic Acid 24% 21%
4 Cholestrol 184.75mg/100g 218.12mg/100gm

Source :

Reference Sites :

Books :

1. Nadamadum Vangi Nattu Kozhi (Tamil)
By Dr.A.R.Jagath Narayanan B.V.Sc. Prof.Dr.K.A.Duraisamy M.V.Sc., Ph.D.