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Game vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Game and Meat

  • Game has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Game covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 239% more than Meat.
  • Meat contains 3 times less Iron than Game. Game contains 3.4mg of Iron, while Meat contains 1.15mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Game meat, deer, raw and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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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
3
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5
Meat
Contains more Iron +195.7%
Contains less Sodium -10.5%
Contains more Copper +127.9%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.2%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 128% 17% 87% 29% 7% 57% 85%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Iron +195.7%
Contains less Sodium -10.5%
Contains more Copper +127.9%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.2%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%

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
5
:
5
Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1007%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.7%
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 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1007%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.7%

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 Meat
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Game Meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 22.96g 26.17g Meat
Fats 2.42g 3.51g Meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 120kcal 143kcal Meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 5mg 6mg Meat
Iron 3.4mg 1.15mg Game
Magnesium 23mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 202mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 318mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 51mg 57mg Game
Zinc 2.09mg 2.42mg Meat
Copper 0.253mg 0.111mg Game
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.08mg Game
Vitamin D IU 10IU Meat
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.22mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.48mg 0.387mg Game
Vitamin B3 6.37mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.37mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 4µg 0µg Game
Vitamin B12 6.31µg 0.57µg Game
Vitamin K 1.1µg 0µg Game
Tryptophan mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 1.08mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 0.908mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.951mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 2.006mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.566mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.937mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 1.073mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 1.135mg 1.13mg Game
Cholesterol 85mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat g 0.033g Game
Saturated Fat 0.95g 1.198g Game
Monounsaturated Fat 0.67g 1.334g Meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.47g 0.506g Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Game 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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
51
Game
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Game
0%
Meat
Fats
11%
Game
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Game
Game contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.248g)
Which food is cheaper?
Game
Game is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.