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Meat vs Game - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Meat and Game

  • Meat has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, however Game is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Game covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 239% more than Meat.
  • Game contains 4 times less Vitamin B1 than Meat. Meat contains 0.95mg of Vitamin B1, while Game contains 0.22mg.

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

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

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
Meat
5
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5
Game
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1007%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1007%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Meat Game
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
65
Meat
97
Game
Mineral Summary Score
41
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
157%
Meat
138%
Game
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
0%
Game
Fats
16%
Meat
11%
Game

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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.