Traditionally, Muslims only eat meat that has been slaughtered and prepared according to the rules of Halal.
Some people claim that leads to meat that is healthier to eat.
Halal meat tastes better, is more tender, is healthier and stays fresh longer because the absence of blood makes it resistant to bacteria.
Dr Modi has support from Dr Karuna Chaturvedi, consultant nutritionist at Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi. "Halal is considered healthier because after slaughter, blood is drained from the animal's arteries, ejecting most toxins because the heart continues to pump for a few seconds after slaughter. In jhatka [i.e. the Sikh tradition], not all the blood is drained, leaving the meat tougher and drier."
Is there any scientific evidence of a nutritional or health benefit for Halal meat?