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Deer meat vs. Goat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Deer meat and Goat

  • Deer meat is higher than Goat in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Deer meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 104% more than Goat.
  • Deer meat contains 2 times more Vitamin B1 than Goat. While Deer meat contains 0.26mg of Vitamin B1, Goat contains only 0.11mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Goat is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Game meat, deer, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled and Goat, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Goat
Contains more Iron +50.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Selenium +25%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Equal in Zinc - 4
Equal in Copper - 0.256
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 159% 24% 128% 38% 7.4% 109% 85% 2.9% 60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 106% 0% 77% 34% 11% 109% 85% 5% 48%
Contains more Iron +50.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Selenium +25%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Equal in Zinc - 4
Equal in Copper - 0.256

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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0
Goat
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.1%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +220.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 12% 0% 0% 65% 130% 165% 51% 142% 6.8% 453% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 28% 113% 70% 0% 0% 3.8% 141% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.1%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +220.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Goat
Contains more Protein +45.1%
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +127.3%
Equal in Fats - 2.31
30% 2% 67%
Protein: 29.9 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.2 g
Other: 0.55 g
21% 2% 76%
Protein: 20.6 g
Fats: 2.31 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.84 g
Other: 1.25 g
Contains more Protein +45.1%
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +127.3%
Equal in Fats - 2.31

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Goat
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +85.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +33.9%
63% 30% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.554 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.127 g
37% 54% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.71 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.17 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +85.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +33.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Deer meat Goat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Deer meat Goat Opinion
Protein 29.9g 20.6g Deer meat
Fats 2.35g 2.31g Deer meat
Calories 149kcal 109kcal Deer meat
Calcium 5mg 13mg Goat
Iron 4.25mg 2.83mg Deer meat
Magnesium 33mg Deer meat
Phosphorus 299mg 180mg Deer meat
Potassium 434mg 385mg Deer meat
Sodium 57mg 82mg Deer meat
Zinc 3.99mg 4mg Goat
Copper 0.254mg 0.256mg Goat
Manganese 0.022mg 0.038mg Goat
Selenium 11µg 8.8µg Deer meat
Vitamin E 0.62mg Deer meat
Vitamin B1 0.26mg 0.11mg Deer meat
Vitamin B2 0.563mg 0.49mg Deer meat
Vitamin B3 8.78mg 3.75mg Deer meat
Vitamin B5 0.856mg Deer meat
Vitamin B6 0.614mg Deer meat
Folate 9µg 5µg Deer meat
Vitamin B12 3.62µg 1.13µg Deer meat
Tryptophan 0.266mg 0.306mg Goat
Threonine 1.133mg 0.981mg Deer meat
Isoleucine 1.287mg 1.042mg Deer meat
Leucine 2.28mg 1.716mg Deer meat
Lysine 2.434mg 1.532mg Deer meat
Methionine 0.7mg 0.552mg Deer meat
Phenylalanine 1.133mg 0.715mg Deer meat
Valine 1.455mg 1.103mg Deer meat
Histidine 0.895mg 0.429mg Deer meat
Cholesterol 88mg 57mg Goat
Saturated Fat 1.142g 0.71g Goat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.554g 1.03g Goat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.127g 0.17g Goat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Deer meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Deer meat Goat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
79%
Deer meat
27%
Goat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Deer meat
48%
Goat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat
Goat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.432g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Deer meat
Deer meat contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Deer meat
Deer meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Deer meat
Deer meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Deer meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174430/nutrients
  2. Goat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175303/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.