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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
Contains more Iron +49.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -30.1%
Contains more Copper +220.3%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +179.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 128% 17% 87% 29% 7% 57% 85%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Iron +49.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -30.1%
Contains more Copper +220.3%
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
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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 Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +163.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 56% 111% 120% 0% 86% 3% 789% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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 Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +163.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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 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 Game Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 22.96g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 2.42g 15.37g Ground meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 120kcal 241kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 5mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 3.4mg 2.27mg Game
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Game
Phosphorus 202mg 166mg Game
Potassium 318mg 241mg Game
Sodium 51mg 73mg Game
Zinc 2.09mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.253mg 0.079mg Game
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.12mg Game
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.22mg 0.051mg Game
Vitamin B2 0.48mg 0.171mg Game
Vitamin B3 6.37mg 4.026mg Game
Vitamin B5 mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.37mg 0.311mg Game
Folate 4µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 6.31µg 2.49µg Game
Vitamin K 1.1µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan mg 0.121mg Ground meat
Threonine 1.08mg 0.923mg Game
Isoleucine 0.908mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.951mg 1.861mg Game
Lysine 2.006mg 1.976mg Game
Methionine 0.566mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.937mg 0.931mg Game
Valine 1.073mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 1.135mg 0.775mg Game
Cholesterol 85mg 88mg Game
Trans Fat g 1.173g Game
Saturated Fat 0.95g 6.073g Game
Monounsaturated Fat 0.67g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.47g 0.408g Game

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
138%
Game
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Game
0%
Ground meat
Fats
11%
Game
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Game
Game contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Game
Game is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
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 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

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 to 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.