Nutrition, Health & Wapiti River Elk Meat.
Elk Meat is low in fat, and packed with nutrients!
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Elk has the same retail cuts of meat consumers are used to purchasing. Tenderloin, striploin, bone in leg, steaks, roasts, and lean ground are all readily available.
Because elk meat is lean and low in fat, shorter cooking times and lower temperatures are recommended. For best results with premium cuts, grill, roast or pan fry medium rare. Then remove from the heat and tent to allow the meat to briefly cook further from its own heat before serving. Secondary cuts cooked slow and low with lots of moisture will result in a great product also.
Alberta Wapiti Products Co-op offers premium natural elk and venison meat, providing an exotic healthy low fat red meat alternative.
We are proud to offer premium quality Alberta Ranched elk meat. Our elk meat is safe, low in fat, high in protein and a flavourful eating experience. With the average fat intake of most Canadians exceeding the recommended daily allowances of Canada’s Food Guide, elk meat is certainly a healthy, wholesome alternative.
Nutrient comparisons emphasize a product low in fat, cholesterol, and calories. Protein levels are comparable to other meats. Elk meat is an excellent source of iron, thus accounting for its luxuriant dark colouring.
Comparative Nutritive Value based on 3 oz cooked portion
|Item||Calories (kcal)||Fat (gr)||Cholesterol (mg)||Protein (gr)||Iron (mg)|
|Elk loin (broiled)||167||3.84||75||31||3.96|
|Buffalo loin (broiled)||171||5.65||86||28.05||3.47|
|Lamb Chops (broiled)||188||7.8||85||27.63||2.48|
|Chicken Breast with skin (broiled)||197||7.78||84||29.80||1.07|
|Pork Tenderloin broiled||201||8.11||94||29.86||1.39|
|Beef Loin (broiled)||308||22.21||86||25.26||3.15|
Because elk meat is very low in fat, shorter cooking time and a lower temperature is recommended. For best results with premium cuts, grilling, roasting, or pan fry medium rare, then remove from the heat to further cook on their own briefly before serving. Overcooking can tend to dry out elk meat quickly. For some variety, try substituting elk meat into one of your favourite conventional red meat recipes. It is delicious and nutritious.