Venison tastes much like beef but, like certain other game meats, has fewer calories and is lower in fat and cholesterol than most cuts of beef, pork or lamb. As a tasty and healthy alternative to beef, venison has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity.

Nutrition Comparison Chart
Item (per 100g) Calories Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Protein (g)
Venison, loin cut 159 3.3 66 25
Chicken Breast 159 3.42 83 31
Turkey, light meat 154 3.45 68 29
Salmon, pink 138 5.75 39 20
Lamb Leg Roast, lean 178 7.62 83 25
Beef, lean bottom rd. 214 9.76 92 31
Veal Cutlet 213 10.35 125 26
Pork Shoulder Cut, lean 219 10.64 404 29
Scallops, breaded 215 11 77 17
Ground Beef, lean 265 18.4 85 24

Cooking with Venison

Venison is a versatile meat that can be used in place of beef, lamb and other similar meats. Here are just a few venison recipes you can try:

Images of venison in stir fry, as pot roast, and as sausage with pasta