Iron Content of Venison (Deer)

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Venison contains 2.9 milligrams of iron per 100 grams. To put 100 grams in perspective, that is about 3 1/2 ounces of venison, a typical generous serving size.

In this category of food, we included whole food products in the Top 10 list. Foods may be fortified with iron but are not included in this Top 10 list.The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:

Venison, sitka, raw (Alaska Native)

Read more about iron in meat or visit our list of iron-rich foods.

Venison and Iron

Venison is a very good source of iron. In a one hundred gram portion, there is enough iron to provide a woman with sixteen percent of her daily required iron. Furthermore, iron in venison is heme iron, a form of iron highly absorbed by the body. You may absorb two to three times more iron in venison than you do in whole wheat or black beans, particularly if you are not preparing the beans and wheat as we recommend on this website. Muscle meat such as venison may also be an iron enhancer, helping you to absorb more iron in a baked potato that you may eat along with your venison. All told, venison is iron-rich and would make a great contribution to an iron rich diet.

For more information about the iron content of your favorite foods, check out the resources on this website, by food group or using the search function to find less common foods that you may enjoy along with your venison.

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