Wild game animals offer all kinds of nutritious values. You might be surprised that some of the game meat you’re passing up is actually very healthy for you.

Outdoor Life offers the nutrition facts you need.

Hunting for and bringing home wild game not only provides us with a great excuse to get outside, but it also allows us to put delicious food on our family’s table. In order to understand just what kind of nutrition we are getting when we bring home the bacon, we tracked down the nutritional values of some popular American wild game meats.

These small, shy creatures are one of the most overlooked sources of wild game meat. When they eat a natural wild diet, their meat can taste like pork. The opossum’s bad reputation for flavor comes from animals that rely on eating garbage thanks to their proximity to civilization. Roast an opossum that has no access to human trash, and you’ll think you’re eating pork barbeque…almost. A 3-ounce leg of opossum carries the following nutrition:

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Calories: 188
Protein: 26 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Cholesterol: 110 milligrams
22% of your daily allowance of Iron, 18% of your Riboflavin, and 6% of your Thiamin… [continued]

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