The sceience has proven the nutrional value of wild game meats. It’s all in the stats.
Cuts of wild game meat, have 110-130 calories, 2 grams of fat and 25 grams of protein for a 3oz serving. We always hear the health nuts talking about good fat and bad fat and protein. Folks, you can’t get better protein than all natural meat.
I can remember growing up on a farm (like a lot of us) and hearing that when you had a beef up for slaughter that a few weeks before it was time to take it to the slaughter house, that you wanted to feed it some grain. I was always told this would make the meat more tender. Actually what this does is add trans fat. The bad fat. I guess that was always the way it was ddone by old timers.
On the other hand, wild game meat doesn’t have all the trans fat like domesticated livestock does. Sure a deer can get into a corn field or soybeans, but usually it’s not enough to change their disposition.
Deer Elk and Antelope have a vitamin and cimeral composition similar to beef. This means that they are good sources of Iron, B12 and B6, Niacin and riboflavin.
A average adult human needs 60-90 grams of protein each day, more if they are active or getting older in age.
Bear has 28 grams of protein per 3 oz’s of meat.
Wild game meat is classified as a lean meat, because it has high protein and low fat with low calorie content. How is this possible? Because wild animals eat natural vegetation so it has less saturated fat. What is saturated fat? this is fat that comes from grain that is fed to domesticated animals.
You can usually tell the difference from a grain fed beef and a grass fed one. the meat is leaner and more stringy. The grass fed is better for you.
The total fat content in wild game meat is about 4.3%, domestic farm animals has 25-30% fat.
So the next time someone ask’s why you hunt, tell them the meat is better for you and is all natural.
Until Next time, keep your feet dry and yours eyes down range