Calorie Content Chart Showing Caloric Values for Deer Game Meat, Moose, Caribou, Elk
Calorie Table for Venison (Deer Meat)
Please note: all calorie values are approximate
A three ounce serving of roast venison contains on average about 157 calories. By comparison, a similar serving of moose contains 152 calories, caribou 160 calories and elk 130 calories. The same portion of sirloin beef contains about 230 calories. Venison is an excellent food option for anyone following a calorie controlled weight loss diet.
|Venison deer meat, ground, raw (100g)||NUTRITION|
|Venison deer meat, pan-broiled (100g)||NUTRITION|
|Venison loin, lean only, broiled (100g)||NUTRITION|
|Venison top round, lean only, broiled (100g)||NUTRITION|
|Venison Deer, sitka, raw (Alaska) (100g)||NUTRITION|
Food Shopping Counter (Natow and Heslin) 2006, The Food Bible (Willis) 2005.
Venison: Nutritional Content
Venison deer meat is a useful source of the following nutrients: niacin/vitamin B3 (5.7mg), potassium (330mg), phosphorus (201mg), iron (2.92mg), selenium (10mcg) and zinc (4.2mg). (USDA)
Can You Eat Venison On a Calorie-Controlled Diet?
Yes. If you are trying to reduce calories to lose weight, venison or other game meat is fine. It is relatively low in calories compared with other meats, and has a good nutritional value.
Advice About Calorie Control
As stated, venison (as well as other game meats) has a low caloric value. However, as well as counting the number of calories you eat, try calculating the amount of calories you burn in exercise. A 30-minute fast walk each day typically burns 200 calories.
FOOD RECIPE: Venison Pot Roast
- 3 pound venison roast
- oil for browning
- 1.5 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry white or red wine
- 5 carrots, cut in 2-inch pieces
- 3 celery stalks, cut in 3-inch pieces
- 3 potatoes, quartered then halved
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon parsley. Coat meat with the flour mixture and place in a Dutch oven. Brown it on all sides in a little oil. Add the broth, wine and any remaining flour mixture and stir. Cover and bake the roast for about 1.5 hours. Add the vegetables and bake for another hour.