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Deer meat vs. Veal — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Deer meat and Veal

  • Deer meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, however, Veal is richer in Vitamin B5.
  • Deer meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 98% more than Veal.
  • Veal has 4 times less Iron than Deer meat. Deer meat has 4.25mg of Iron, while Veal has 0.99mg.
  • Deer meat contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Game meat, deer, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled.

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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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Veal
Contains more Iron +329.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +146.6%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Manganese +59.1%
Contains more Selenium +24.5%
Equal in Zinc - 3.87
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 5.1% 37% 17% 93% 30% 11% 106% 34% 4.6% 75%
Contains more Iron +329.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +146.6%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Manganese +59.1%
Contains more Selenium +24.5%
Equal in Zinc - 3.87

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin E +313.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +185%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.5%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
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% 3% 0% 0% 18% 62% 151% 70% 90% 8.3% 159% 52% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +313.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +185%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.5%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Veal
Contains more Protein +22.6%
Contains more Fats +221.7%
Contains more Other +136.4%
Equal in Water - 66.76
30% 2% 67%
Protein: 29.9 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.2 g
Other: 0.55 g
24% 8% 67%
Protein: 24.38 g
Fats: 7.56 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.76 g
Other: 1.3 g
Contains more Protein +22.6%
Contains more Fats +221.7%
Contains more Other +136.4%
Equal in Water - 66.76

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Veal
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +412.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +333.1%
63% 30% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.554 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.127 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +412.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +333.1%

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 Veal
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Deer meat Veal Opinion
Protein 29.9g 24.38g Deer meat
Fats 2.35g 7.56g Veal
Calories 149kcal 172kcal Veal
Calcium 5mg 17mg Veal
Iron 4.25mg 0.99mg Deer meat
Magnesium 33mg 24mg Deer meat
Phosphorus 299mg 217mg Deer meat
Potassium 434mg 337mg Deer meat
Sodium 57mg 83mg Deer meat
Zinc 3.99mg 3.87mg Deer meat
Copper 0.254mg 0.103mg Deer meat
Manganese 0.022mg 0.035mg Veal
Selenium 11µg 13.7µg Veal
Vitamin E 0.62mg 0.15mg Deer meat
Vitamin B1 0.26mg 0.07mg Deer meat
Vitamin B2 0.563mg 0.27mg Deer meat
Vitamin B3 8.78mg 8.03mg Deer meat
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.614mg 0.39mg Deer meat
Folate 9µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 3.62µg 1.27µg Deer meat
Choline 95mg Veal
Vitamin K 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.266mg 0.247mg Deer meat
Threonine 1.133mg 1.065mg Deer meat
Isoleucine 1.287mg 1.201mg Deer meat
Leucine 2.28mg 1.94mg Deer meat
Lysine 2.434mg 2.009mg Deer meat
Methionine 0.7mg 0.569mg Deer meat
Phenylalanine 1.133mg 0.984mg Deer meat
Valine 1.455mg 1.347mg Deer meat
Histidine 0.895mg 0.885mg Deer meat
Cholesterol 88mg 103mg Deer meat
Saturated Fat 1.142g 3.04g Deer meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.554g 2.84g Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.127g 0.55g Veal
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 Veal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
47%
Veal
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Deer meat
41%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Deer meat
Deer meat contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.898g)
Which food is cheaper?
Deer meat
Deer meat is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.