Goat is lower in total fat than chicken and other most consumed red meats. It is definitely superior nutritionally, thanks to the excellent relation between polyunsaturated and saturated fats. There is no intramuscular fat (or marbling), so common in red meats. Goat meat is lean and low-calorie. However, its tenderness is exceptional, even when from adult animals.
The cabrito criollo (local young goat meat) is low in fat, contains a good proportion of unsaturated fat and should be part of any varied, healthy diet.