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

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

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
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 the food
Protein
138%
Game
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Game
0%
Meat
Fats
11%
Game
16%
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 Meat
Rich in minerals ok
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 vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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