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Nutrition Information for Venison


Updated January 29, 2014

Venison (deer meat) is served like beef and can be broiled, barbecued or served as a burger (great for a tailgating party). Like other red meats, venison is a source of protein, carnitine, zinc, iron and selenium. It has about one-third the fat of beef and is lower in calories.

Venison can be used in a variety of recipes that call for beef because the flavor is similar, but with a touch of wildness. Not everyone likes that wild flavor, but that it can be tamed down by cooking the venison in a non-fat beef broth.

For one 3-ounce serving of venison, you would have approximately:

  • 130 calories
  • 26 grams protein
  • 2.0 grams of fat
  • 67 milligrams cholesterol
  • 0.9 grams saturated fat
  • 3.5 milligrams iron
  • 26 milligrams magnesium
  • 338 milligrams potassium
  • 3 milligrams zinc
  • 11 micrograms selenium
  • 0.24 milligrams thiamin
  • 0.4 milligrams riboflavin
  • 9.0 milligrams niacin
  • 0.6 milligrams vitamin B-6
  • 1.6 micrograms vitamin B-12
  • 1.2 micrograms vitamin K
Healthy Venison Recipes


National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 24. "Nutrient data for 35080, Deer (venison), sitka, raw (Alaska Native)." Accessed February 9, 2012. http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/7509.


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