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Venison

Does anyone know the macro breakdown for venison, wild not farm raised? Also how is the fat content, Omega 6:3 ratio? Thanks

Try this link and key in “venison”.

www.nal.usda.gov/ fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

The info I have does not say whether it is farmed or wild, but here it is: per 1 oz raw- 6.4g P/0 C/ 2.7g F with 1.1g coming from saturated F. If these figures are for farmed, then My guess is that wild would have a little less fat. Either way, venison is a great low fat protein source, and tasty too.

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