Kitchen Confidential: Fast food gone wild



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Toronto’s foodies are going crazy for camel and kangaroo. As well as being exotic, their meat is touted as having almost no fat. But will these quick eats really put a spring in your step?

Casbah camel burger

     

       Nutrition Facts
    • Serving size: 1 burger (235 g)
    • Calories 524
    • Total Fat 20.9 g (32% Daily Value*)
    • Sodium 884 mg (37% Daily Value*)
    • Carbohydrates 55.7 g (19% Daily Value*)
    Protein 28.4 g

 

From a street-food market at Bathurst and Dundas, Casbah has created a stir with its camel burger. Despite the lean meat, the burger is far from fat-free, likely because of the toppings of chili mayo, harissa and hot sauce. Still, for a burger, those numbers are not bad.
Address: Market 707, 707 Dundas St. W.

 

Wvrst kangaroo hot dog

      Nutrition Facts
    • Serving size: 1 hot dog (243 g)
    Calories 394
    • Total Fat 10.7 g (16% Daily Value*)
    • Sodium 1232 mg (51% Daily Value*)
    • Carbohydrates 40.4 g (13% Daily Value*)
    • Protein 34 g

Already popular in Australia, kangaroo has started hopping onto menus in Toronto, too. Wvrst’s ’roo hot dog should put a spring in your step with its low fat and carb content. But, at just over half your daily value, the sodium is the one to watch.
Address: 609 King St. W.


TEST PARAMETERS: Results relate only to the items tested. A standard margin of error applies for each item. *DAILY VALUE PERCENTAGES: Health Canada uses a 2,000-calorie diet as the benchmark for nutritional labelling, and so did we. Subsequent values for total fat and carbohydrates are derived as a percentage of that diet.

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