Rabbit meat is well known for its high protein content. A 3-oz. serving of rabbit meat contains 28 g of protein, more than beef or chicken. Rabbit is also a concentrated source of iron. A serving contains more than 4 mg. Additionally, the meat provides a wide range of minerals. The highest levels include 204 mg of phosphorous and 292 mg of potassium. The calories in rabbit meat are low. A serving contains only 147 calories.
The meat from a young rabbit is white and tender, with a mild flavor. A young rabbit, or a fryer, weighs between 1.5 and 3.5 lbs. and is about 3 months old. Chefs use the meat similarly to the meat of young chickens. Rabbit steaks and chops are served with pasta, rice and sauces. The meat from a mature rabbit is darker and firm, with a stronger flavor.