Venison is a great choice for people who love red meat, but who need to watch their cholesterol! It is an excellent protein source, but unlike beef, lamb, or pork, it tends to be low fat. For example, 1 serving of venison loin (54 grams) has 86% protein, 14% fats, 0% carbs, and is only 81 calories. Not bad! Click the next page for a comparison of venison with other meat.
The following chart lists the nutritional composition of venison (source USDA):
Yes, thatâ€™s a lot of information. There are tons of wonderful sources provided by health care professionals that talk about the benefits of the various vitamins and minerals, so weâ€™ll just suffice it to say here that venison is really good for you. But the key takeaways are:
- Venison is low in saturated fats (2% of the daily value). In every 54 grams of meat, there is 81 calories and only 12 are fat.
- Venison is a very good source of vitamin B12 (60% of the daily value), as well as good or very good amounts of several other of the B vitamins, including riboflavin (40%), niacin (38%), and vitamin B6 (21.5%).