Venison is the meat of young reindeer. Enjoys great
popular among the indigenous peoples of the North. The special value of venison
received because of the delicate peculiar taste and juiciness. It is attributed
to medicinal and dietary products, recommended for disturbed metabolism
substances and vitamin deficiencies.
Venison is referred to as the meat of the forest red game. It is used in a steam room
form as regular meat, cooked in its own fat, adding
lichen, dropsy, which soften the venison during the carcass.
How to choose
The most delicious meat from deer up to six months. It should be
deep red in color and very delicate. Older deer meat
hard and tough. If you want to buy tender venison, then
look for meat from a non-calving female.
To check the freshness of the selected piece of meat, lightly press down
finger, if the meat regained its shape quickly – in front of you is a fresh
How to store
Venison is very juicy and low in fat, so it can quickly
spoil. It is best to store it tightly wrapped in
freezer no more than three days.
Reflection in culture
Despite a wide selection of different products, the coastal Chukchi eat
for food exclusively meat of sea animals and deer. To save
strength, they eat a thick porridge of deer meat, blood, pieces of fat
and flour. This porridge is called рилькын and is considered very
healthy and nutritious dish.
On their wedding night, the newlyweds were fed with deer brains. Is considered
that they stimulate the sexual activity of women and men, and
this has long been proven empirically.
Calorie content of venison
Deer meat has a low energy value, which is undoubtedly
confirms its high dietary properties. By nutritional characteristics
venison is classified as a healthy, lean food, and its fine fiber,
its softness makes it a unique, exotic delicacy. Calorie content
venison averages 154,5 kcal per 100 grams. Depending on
from the cooking method, deer meat may slightly change its
properties. So the calorie content of fried venison reaches 271 kcal, boiled
– 223 kcal. Stewed best by the body
or boiled-pressed venison, since the nutritional value is
198 kcal and 148 kcal, respectively. This type of meat is best included
in the dietary diet of people leading a healthy lifestyle,
children, athletes and the elderly.
Nutritional value per 100 grams:
Proteins, g Fats, g Carbohydrates, g Ash, g Water, g Calorie content, kcal 19,5 8,5 – 1 71 154,5
Benefits of venison
Composition and presence of nutrients
Venison has amazing properties. It contains low
the amount of fats and cholesterol harmful to blood vessels and heart. IN
it has a lot of minerals, vitamins that are useful for the human
organism. Due to its low fat content, venison is harder to cook.
Deer meat contains calcium,
potassium, copper, selenium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, and also
vitamins PP, B1, B2. Vitamin B1 optimizes brain function, positively
influences growth, energy, learning ability and normal
appetite. It is very necessary for the gastrointestinal tract, heart.
Venison also contains antioxidants that prevent the formation of
Useful and healing properties
Reindeer eat a lot of reindeer lichen, which has
antibiotic and medicinal properties. It is from here that it takes
roots of high value venison.
Such meat can be safely eaten raw without fear of parasites.
Venison is much better absorbed by the body than beef, pork,
lamb or chicken. Regular consumption of such
meat reduces the risk of atherosclerosis,
diabetes mellitus, hypertension.
Venison has a unique composition of nutrients, it normalizes metabolism
substances and prevents the accumulation of excess fat in the cells. Selenium,
being the most powerful natural antioxidant, it has a huge effect
on the human body. He actively fights and destroys free
radicals, prevents the harmful effects of salts
heavy metals, gives beauty and youth to the skin and protects the heart
from the occurrence of heart attacks.
Venison is also recommended for pregnant and lactating women.
Preparations based on deer meat are able to restore an erection,
sexual function, activate blood circulation, protect against carcinogens,
saturate blood plasma with useful components and cure complications
Deer antler extract drugs improve
vision, hearing and strengthen the immune system.
Venison is a little tough, brownish in color and requires peculiar
cooking recipes. Usually eat northern meat
deer up to a year. Caught by the end of autumn, venison contains more
of all useful substances.
Loin and tenderloin are prized mainly. Venison can be cooked
as an independent dish in the oven. During cooking it is desirable
add greens, carrots
and apples. Before baking, it is recommended to soak the meat in the marinade.
from red wine and oranges. Delicious venison is obtained and soaked
in lingonberry, sea buckthorn and cranberry sauce. They give the meat tenderness
You can also combine venison with red pepper, bay leaf, black
thyme. The meat is served on the grill, cooked with mushrooms, potatoes.
It is also very good to serve berry liqueurs or red wine with it.
Venison is a dietary meat, it is ideal for complex
cleansing and health-improving diets. People who lead a healthy lifestyle
can actively include it in their diet.
In China, deer meat powder is used as
additives in various creams. Such cosmetics restore
firmness, elasticity of the skin and slow down the aging process.
Dangerous properties of venison
There are no particular contraindications to eating venison. The only thing
– this is the possibility of allergies.
Volyansky Vladislav will tell you how to cook properly
venison with vegetables, potatoes and cranberries.