Venison Nutrition


Classes of Venison
Calories/
100 g
Fat (grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Cholesterol (milligrams)
RED DEER
(Cervus Elaphus)
111
1
0
62
White Deer
Moose
Caribou
Antelope

Bear
Bison (Buffalo)
134
114
127
114

161
223
3
1
3
2

8
16


0
0

0
0
95
66
93
107


Boar
122
3
0
Beef
259
18
75
Pork
214
13
73
*Composite of all cuts, trimmed and roasted. Source: USDA Nutrient Data Lab
Salmon
Chicken- Breast
Lamb Loin
Veal cutlet
140
140

183
155
5
3

8
4
60
72

80
112
(Source: USDA research; venison analysis by the National Food Lab, Inc.)


Look, (Cervus elaphus), Deer meat is even healthier for you than Fish, Chicken, Buffalo. Now you can have RED MEAT (RED DEER) with less calories, less fat and less cholesterol than fish, chicken, beef, and pork!

In an article from the New York Times, later run in the Agri-News on Elk Ranching the following: "..... it is lean and low in saturated fats. It is so healthy, in fact, that Colorado wildlife officials give deer meat seized from poachers to heart and chemotherapy patients who have a prescription from their doctor."

As we recommend marinating our venison steaks, it was wonderful to read in the Mayo Clinic – Health Oasis – Ask the Mayo Dietitian – 6-28-00 – web-site that studies have shown that marinating deer meats prior to grilling reduces substances that are cancer-causing called heterocyclic amines (HCA’s), caused in red meat, chicken and fish when cooked over high heat, burned or charred. "Marinades also have antioxidant ingredients, various vitamins and other health-enhancing phytochemicals that have been associated with potential protection from heart disease and cell and tissue damage." You will find marinades and cooking recommendations for deer meat in our deer recipe pages.

From the Mayo Clinic Health Oasis, Ask the Mayo Dietitian web site 6-16-99: "The American Heart Association emphasizes eating more grains, fruits and vegetables – all naturally lower in fat. Low-fat and skim milk products also are recommended. Limit your intake of fats and oils, and those you do use should be unsaturated."

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