Is Venison Paleo?


Venison refers to the muscle meat of deer, and since Paleo embraces meat in all its forms, we can certainly include venison on the Paleo menu.

A Nutrient-Dense Food

Venison is similar to beef, but much leaner. As with most red meat, it’s an excellent source of protein, various B vitamins (particularly B12), zinc, phosphorous, iron, selenium, and potassium. What little fat it does contain is almost all saturated fat and the polyunsaturated fat is composed almost entirely of omega-3 fats (a beneficial type of fat with anti-inflammatory properties).

You might be hard-pressed to find venison in your local supermarket, but depending on where you live, you might be able to hunt your own, which would certainly be Paleo.