What is the nutritional value of venison?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Venison is an excellent source of both protein and vitamin B12. It is also a very good source of riboflavin, vitamin B6, niacin, iron, and phosphorous. In addition, venison is a good source of the minerals selenium, zinc, and copper.

Venison is a nutrient-dense meat that is an excellent source of protein and very low in fat, especially saturated fat. A 3.5 oz. (100 g) serving of venison loin, lean only, supplies 150 calories, 30.2 g of protein, 79 mg of cholesterol, and 2.4 g of fat (0.9 g saturated). Wild venison has a high omega-3 fatty acid level similar to that of range-fed beef.

Venison is a versatile, low-fat, high-protein meat that is flavorful in the way that other red meat, such as beef, is but is a healthier alternative.
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