Elk Meat Benefits
Elk meat is a one of those rare foods that is very healthy for you and still tastes great!
- Elk is naturally low in fat, low in cholesterol and high in protein.
-Elk is a dark red, dense meat. It is very tender and does not need marinating.
-The taste of elk is similar to beef. Elk has a little more flavor, just enough to know you're eating something special. With elk ,especially farm-raised elk, you never have to worry that the meat will taste "gamey."
- Elk meat can be substituted for beef in most recipes with a few changes. Since elk is so low in fat it is important to remember not to overcook. Elk will cook quicker and if overdone will dry out and be tough. With burgers and steak it is important to leave a little bit of pink in the center.
-Elk meat's many attributes as earned it such titles as "The Heart Smart Red Meat" from the American Heart Association and "The Better Beef" from one of our loyal customers.
The graph compares the fat, cholesterol, and protein levels of elk against a handful of other meats. The information is gathered from the USDA Nutrient Database.