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Try Venison- high in nutrients, mild in flavour

It’s hard to find a healthier meat than venison.

High in protein, vension has 1/3 of the fat found in beef and lamb and even less than skinless chicken with very low levels of saturated fat. Venison also scores well on iron with twice the amount of iron found in beef and lamb and 7 times more iron than chicken. Venison is also high in zinc and B group vitamins important for brain function and immunity.

NZ Venison is extremely tender and mostly grass fed in open paddocks and raised without the use of hormones or steroids. It is now widely available throughout NZ in supermarkets and is also one of New Zealand’s key export foods.

In a recent taste panel, when I was sampling different cuts of venison and dishes, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn’t have a ‘gamey taste’ and was very mild in flavour.

With health recommendations now encouraging us all to reduce our meat intake  it is great to see that, even in smaller portions, venison is punching well above its weight nutritionally making it a great choice for athletes and the whole family, young and old alike.

For more information and recipe ideas: visit NZ Venison, Cervena  and Silver fern farms If you are unsure of how much meat or alternative protein that you need to achieve your nutritional goals then contact me for an assessment and advice today.

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