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Ground meat vs Game - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground meat and Game different?

  • Ground meat is higher in Zinc, and Selenium, however Game is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Game is 159% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 6 times more Saturated Fat than Game. While Ground meat contains 6.073g of Saturated Fat, Game contains only 0.95g.

Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Game meat, deer, raw 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
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6
Game
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +179.4%
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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 2% 29% 17% 85% 57% 87% 7%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +179.4%
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%

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
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Game
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +163.6%
Contains more Folate +75%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +163.6%
Contains more Folate +75%
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%

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
46
Ground meat
97
Game
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
51
Game

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
143%
Ground meat
138%
Game
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Game
Fats
71%
Ground meat
11%
Game

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.
Ground meat Game
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 minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Ground meat Game
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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