Exotic Meats: Calories & Nutrition Facts
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Exotic meats vary from domesticated meats not only in the number of calories but also in the carbohydrate, protein, and fat content. Refer to the calorie calculator for your favorite exotic meats to determine the calories and nutritional information.
Source of Lean ProteinSome types of exotic meats are lower in fat than domesticated meats which makes them a good source of lean protein. The fact that there are no carbs in exotic meats means that all of the calories come from either protein or fat. Venison provides nearly 24 grams of protein per 3-ounce serving, compared to the 22 grams provided by pork. Refer to the calorie counter for exotic meats to determine the protein and fat content of each meat.
Fat ContentThe nutrition facts for exotic meats vary greatly from one type to another, but you will find that many of them are lower in saturated fat than most domesticated meats. Ostrich meat, for example, is incredibly low in fat, having only 1 gram of fat per ounce. Bison meat is also incredibly lean, having only 10 grams of fat per pound, 3 grams of which are saturated – That equals less than 1 gram of fat per ounce.
Though exotic meats may differ from domesticated meats in terms of their nutrition facts, they still provide some of the same health benefits including reduced risk for heart disease and improved weight loss.