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Venison is a leaner protein source than ground beef. As such, a venison burger is typically lower in fat and calories than a traditional hamburger. Understanding the nutrients that a venison burger provides can help you work it into your meal plan if you're dieting.
A 4-ounce venison burger contains 159 calories. This calorie amount reflects the meat only, without a bun, so a complete burger with condiments and the bun would be higher in calories.
That same size venison burger contains 22 grams of protein. Protein is an essential nutrient that provides structure for your body's tissues including muscle. The average adult needs 50 to 65 grams of protein daily, according to MedlinePlus.
Fat and Carbohydrate
A 4-ounce venison burger contains 7 grams of fat, 3 grams of which are saturated, which is considered to be less healthful than unsaturated fat. Venison burgers do not contain any carbohydrates; however, a typical burger bun provides 29 grams of carbohydrates.
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