Nutritional Resources

Nutrition Values 

All Values are based on a 3 1/2 oz. cooked product. 

                                  Elk        Lamb       Pork       Beef      Bison    Venison(deer)      

Calories                   124        226         210         227        130          162

Protein (g)               25.66    20.35      22.95      22.04     24.17      30.69

Fat (g)                       1.62      15.44      12.41      14.73     2.06         3.34

Iron (mg)                  3.09      1.68        .84          2.09       2.91          4.24

Sodium (mg)            52         194        188          185        48.45        228

Potassium (mg)       279       239        345          248        306.85      265

Saturated Fat (g)     0.595    6.49      4.548       5.795         .77         1.657

Cholesterol (mg)      62          78          70            65            69.7         95

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Benefits of Elk Meat

High in Protein Low in fat

Elk meat is high in protein and low in fat and calories. This makes it a great option if you are looking to lose weight and gain muscle.

Rich in vitamins and minerals

Elk meat is full of vitamins and minerals.  High in Iron, a key need for your body to produce cells that carry oxygen around your body. Other vitamins and minerals include calcium, copper, selenium, zinc, Niacin, Vitamin B2, B6 and B3. These vitamins and minerals can help to keep your immune system up and going.  

Low fat content 

Elk meat is low in fat helping to prevent the rise of LDL cholesterol. It has a healthy Omega 3 to omega 6 ratio and is good for people with high cholesterol and heart disease. 

Helps with brain health 

Vitamin B12 plays a role in memory and learning. Niacin may also protect against the onset of Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline.  Low levels of Vitamin B6 has been shown to be associated with depression and supplementation of B6 may improve mental health.  Elk meat is high in all these vitamins. 

Benefits Of Lamb Meat

Vitamin B Powerhouse 

Vitamin B is an essential vitamin in many processes of the body, mostly used to make energy from the food you eat. B6, B3, B2, B5 and B12 are all found in Lamb.  These vitamins help with nervous system functions, the immune system. Most of these Vitamins the body cannot produce enough on its own, there must be adequate dietary intake. 

Boost of immune system

Along with the vitamin B, which an essential part of immune health, lamb meat is also high in zinc. Zinc is essential for optimal immune health, wound healing, and DNA and protein synthesis as well as growth and development in children.

Anti-Inflammatory Assets

Lamb meat is abundant in a trans-fat form called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Intake of this nutrient has been associated with reduced inflammation and reduced body fat storage by inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down fat and stores in your body.  

Selenium and Zinc

Lamb is a good source of selenium and Zinc. A healthy intake of these minerals protects against oxidative stress because they are co-factors in the antioxidant enzyme system. This reduces the number of free radicals in the body.