Nutrition, Health & Wapiti River Elk Meat.
Elk Meat is low in fat and packed with nutrients!
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Elk has the same cuts of meat distributors are used to purchasing. Tenderloin, striploin, Denver leg, trim and other cuts are readily available.
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 contributing to its luxuriant, dark colouring.
Comparative Nutritive Value
Based on 100 gm separable lean only, cooked or broiled.
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* Canadian Nutrient File
** International Yak Association
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.