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Nutritional Comparison of Meats

 

 

RDI 5

Venison 1

Ostrich 1

Emu 1

Bison 1

Beef 2

Turkey 2

Elk 1

 

Protein (gm)

 

50

 

26.5

 

26.2

 

28.4

 

 

4.7

 

25

 

24.2

 

25.0

 

27.4

 

26.6

 

Fat (gm)

<654

 

8.2

 

7.1

 

14.8

 

16.4

 

13.2

 

8.4

% Saturated fat 3

 

--

 

52

 

30

 

44

 

39

 

26

 

48

 

Cholesterol (mg)

 

<300

 

98

 

83

 

87

 

85

 

81

 

102

 

78

 

Iron (mg)

 

18

 

3.4

 

3.4

 

5.0

 

164

 

 

.24

 

 

65

 

 

28.7

 

.030

 

 

269

 

 

375

 

 

44

 

3.1

 

2.4

 

1.9

 

3.3

 

Calories (kcal)

 

--

 

189

 

175

 

237

 

255

 

235

 

190

 

Copper (mg)

 

2

 

.13

 

.14

 

.21

 

.09

 

.09

 

.14

 

Sodium (mg)

 

<2400

 

78

 

80

 

67

 

70

 

107

 

85

 

Magnesium (mg)

 

420

 

23.9

 

22.6

 

19.8

 

21

 

24

 

23.7

 

Manganese (mg)

 

--

 

.013

 

.017

 

.010

 

.016

 

.020

 

.011

 

Phosphorus (mg)

 

1000

 

228

 

224

 

184

 

160

 

196

 

221

 

Potassium (mg)

 

--

 

364

 

323

 

306

 

312

 

270

 

354

 

Selenium (mcg)

 

--

 

10

 

34

 

35

 

19

 

37

 

17

 

Zinc (mg)

 

15

 

5.2

 

4.3

 

4.6

 

4.3

 

5.4

 

2.9

 

6.6

 

Folic Acid (mcg)

 

420

 

8.2

 

14

 

9

 

15.1

 

9

 

7

 

7.7

 

Vitamin B12 (mcg)

 

6

 

2.3

 

5.7

 

8.5

 

2.3

 

2.0

 

.33

 

2.6

 

Vitamin B 6 (mg)

 

2

 

.47

 

.50

 

.83

 

.37

 

.27

 

.39

 

.42

 

Thiamin (mg)

 

1.2

 

.50

 

9.3

 

.21

 

.32

 

.12

 

.06

 

.05

 

.13

 

Niacin (mg)

 

16

 

6.6

 

8.9

 

4.9

 

4.7

 

4.8

 

5.3

 

Riboflavin (mg)

 

1.3

 

.33

 

.27

 

.55

 

.26

 

.26

 

.17

 

.32

Shaded areas indicate most desired in that classification (gm=grams, mg=milligrams, mcg=micrograms, Kcal =kilocalories)

 

1 = Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison, June, 2000 Alternative Meat Study funded by USDA

2 = Source: United States Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

3 = percent of fat composed of saturated fatty acids

4 = Based upon 2000 calorie diet

5 = Reference Daily Intake (National Academy of Sciences) Bookmark/Search this post with