It is no secret that our daily consumption should include a variety of protein; did you know one of the healthiest of meats to eat is actually moose?
Moose is sometimes mistaken as complex meat to cook, but it is actually quite versatile. It can be roasted, cooked in a crock-pot or ground and serves as a great addition to many healthy side dishes. It is packed with a lot of natural flavor without high fat, calories, and sodium.
A 3.5-ounce serving of moose provides 22 grams of high-quality protein, which makes up the recommended daily amount of essential amino acids. Much of our cells, muscles, and tissue are made up of amino acids.
Moose meat is also carbohydrate-free and is packed with B-vitamins, which helps metabolize food and create red blood cells. Moose is high in vitamin B-3 and B-2.
As a lean source of protein, moose has less than 1 gram of total fat per 100-gram serving, which is minimal. Also, moose is very low in saturated fat, which contributes to increased levels of bad LDL cholesterol in blood. With a lot less fat, moose is actually healthier than steak.
If you are looking for a low sodium option, moose is a great meat choice. Low-sodium foods are those with less than 140 milligrams per serving and moose has only 65 milligrams per 100-gram serving. A low-sodium diet can decrease chances of stroke, heart and kidney disease.
Burntwood Lake Lodge is a great source for guided moose hunting trips. We are experienced in hunting this species of wild game and welcome you to join us on one of our moose hunting excursions.