According to a wire service report, compared to standard red meat most game is considerably healthier. A pound of boneless elk, for example, has 496 calories. A pound of supermarket sirloin has 1,202.
A broiled tenderloin of deer is comparable to chicken in most nutritional categories except?
That would be iron. Venison supplies 48 percent of the daily value, a similar portion of chicken is only 3 percent.
And speaking of iron, what type of game supplies the most? Duck, squab (pigeon) or squirrel?
It would be the latter at 118 percent of the daily value.
See, I always said squirrel pot pie is great eating, and (without too much gravy and crust) good for you.