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Game vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Game and Ground meat different?

  • Game is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B1 and Phosphorus, however Ground meat is richer in Zinc and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Game is 159% higher.
  • Game contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Ground meat. While Game contains 0.22mg of Vitamin B1, Ground meat contains only 0.051mg.
  • Game has less Saturated Fat.

Game meat, deer, raw and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked are the varieties used in this article.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Game
6
:
Contains more Iron +49.8%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +220.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -30.1%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +179.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 2% 29% 17% 85% 57% 87% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Iron +49.8%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +220.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -30.1%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +179.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Game
6
:
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +153.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +163.6%
Contains more Folate +75%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 56% 111% 120% 0% 86% 789% 3% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +153.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +163.6%
Contains more Folate +75%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
97
Game
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
51
Game
49
Ground meat

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
138%
Game
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Game
0%
Ground meat
Fats
11%
Game
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Game Ground meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Game Ground meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Game
Game is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Game
Game contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.123g)
Which food is cheaper?
Game
Game is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Game Ground meat Opinion
Calories 120 241 Ground meat
Protein 22.96 23.87 Ground meat
Fats 2.42 15.37 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 88 Game
Vitamin D 2 Ground meat
Iron 3.4 2.27 Game
Calcium 5 33 Ground meat
Potassium 318 241 Game
Magnesium 23 17 Game
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.253 0.079 Game
Zinc 2.09 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 202 166 Game
Sodium 51 73 Game
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.2 0.12 Game
Vitamin D 0 Ground meat
Vitamin B1 0.22 0.051 Game
Vitamin B2 0.48 0.171 Game
Vitamin B3 6.37 4.026 Game
Vitamin B5 0.512 Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.37 0.311 Game
Vitamin B12 6.31 2.49 Game
Vitamin K 1.1 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 4 7 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 Game
Saturated Fat 0.95 6.073 Game
Monounsaturated Fat 0.67 7.322 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.47 0.408 Game
Tryptophan 0.121 Ground meat
Threonine 1.08 0.923 Game
Isoleucine 0.908 1.055 Ground meat
Leucine 1.951 1.861 Game
Lysine 2.006 1.976 Game
Methionine 0.566 0.614 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.937 0.931 Game
Valine 1.073 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 1.135 0.775 Game
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Game - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173855/nutrients
  2. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.