East Coast Alpacas

East Coast Alpacas
Lee & NikkiSue Flanigan
32 Putnam Ridge
Limington, Maine 04049
207-637-2833

Alpaca Meat

Alpaca meat is not only rich in proteins, but also low in fat. It has the lowest level of cholesterol of any meat.

Approximately 50% of a carcass is used as prime cuts, such as loin cutlets and steaks, which are sold in either the fresh or frozen meat market. Secondary cuts are processed into sausages, hot dogs, ground meat and processed alpaca hams. Alpaca meat should be cooked quickly on a high heat, to retain its natural tenderness.  It is best served rare or medium, and should be allowed to rest before serving.

Our Inspection allows us to sell alpaca meat throughout the US. This is another step in making the alpaca industry more sustainable.


Gourmet Alpaca Meals
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Videos: Preparing Gourmet Alpaca Meals (click to view video) * Videos from ILLAWARRA PRIME ALPACA

The above illustration shows alpaca cuts from LaViendé of Australia. (Click on image to enlarge)

Alpaca Meat's Nutritional Values

Compared to Other Meats


Nutrient-100g Beef Pork Lamb Alpaca
Calories 210 191 156 150
Protein 20.0 29 20 23.1
Fat 15 7.5 7.7 5.7
Cholesterol 12.1 9.1   6.0
Iron 15% 9% 9.3% 20%
Vitamin A       2%