Meat is highly beneficial to human health, what has suddenly started to give it a bad name is the poor-quality meat we now get on the market due to mass production. This is where venison meat from Deer Box steps in.
Over the last few years, the general public has been paying more and more attention to what we put in our mouths. Nutrition is becoming more well-known as an alternative therapy that can provide long-lasting, sustainable results, freeing people from a lifetime of popping pills and fatigue.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of contradiction and misinformation out there. This isn’t to say some people are wrong and some are right (although this is true in some cases), but it’s more to do with the fact that no two people are the same.
What works for you may not work for your neighbour, your best friend, or even your mum. Why? Because everyone is completely different. Genetics, lifestyle, habits, exercise, family life, work-life, free time, cooking skills, food budget, likes and dislikes, intolerances, illnesses, etc.,
The list is endless, so many factors come into play when considering how to fuel your body with the right food – but one factor remains the same. Fresh, quality foods will always provide you with the most nutrients, beneficial to your health.
We see this with local farm shops that provide produce seasonally, so we know they’ve grown at their natural speed at the right time of year, as opposed to genetically modified to grow rapidly and out of season.
Another perfect example of this is being able to buy quality meat that has not spent its life on a cooped-up farm, being fed cheap grains, and injected with hormones to rapidly increase its growth.
What is Deer Box?
Sustainable, fresh, healthy, easy-to-cook venison delivered straight to your door.
Why eat venison meat?
- Venison meat is very high in complete protein (24g of protein per 100g), meaning it contains all the essential amino acids our body cannot produce on its own.
- Lower in fat and calories compared to other meats. In fact, being far lower in saturated fats than other red meats makes it a great and tasty alternative.
- Lower in cholesterol than chicken and turkey
- High in vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Zinc, and B vitamins, as well as amino acids. B
- Drug and medicine-free – no steroids or antibiotics compared to mass-produced meat
- High in omega 3 and omega 6 ( a better ratio than chicken)
- Beneficial for the prevention and support of anemia due to its high haem iron content.
- Encourages muscle growth and recovery
A Fact to Know: B vitamins from venison meat play a pivotal role in our energy levels and depleted levels can leave us feeling foggy-headed, moody, as well as fatigued. Eating foods rich in B vitamins (such as venison) can help support our brain health and sustain energy levels.
Sustainability of Eating Venison Meat
Nearly 2 million deer live in the UK, the most since the last ice age. Managing the population is crucial to our country’s ecosystem and to maintaining the integrity of the species.
There are 6 deer species living wildly in Britain. Some are native to our shores, others were brought over for hunting and food and some had previously been brought over to live in deer parks (and subsequently escaped and repopulated).
These species of deer now live wildly in the British countryside and are thriving in numbers.
It’s a sad fact that deer are frequently involved in automobile accidents (over 50,000 a year).
There will be an increase in deer and driver deaths if the population is not regulated. Cull deer when there are no other options for prey.
Deer, unlike farmed animals, are harvested by professional deer managers in a humane manner.
Quality Venison Meat
They use their own deer herders to get their venison. FSA veterinarians evaluate deer before they’re stamped, butchered, and packed for shipment.
For freshness, pre-portioned slices are vacuum-wrapped and frozen the same day. This isn’t industrial meat.
The deer have lived wildly off the land and have not been eating highly processed cattle feed.
They have also been roaming-free, subsequently creating lean meat. The venison provided by Deer box is truly fresh from field to door.
Nutritionist pick: Trying Something New
Venison was a whole new world to me. I’d never had the opportunity to try it before Deer Box.
In light of the company’s environmental and nutritional practices as well as its use of wild deer, I decided to give it a try. My Deer Box came with a recipe booklet, which helped me cook venison.
My cooking was amazing. I can’t choose a favourite (although making a venison sausage Ragu was probably up there).
One £60 box feeds 1-2 people and includes:
- 1 x 550g pack (approx) of diced premium venison £7.50
- 2 x 500g pack of premium mince 500g per pack £ 11.00
- 1 x Pack 6 sausages Gluten Free (Cumberland mix 75% Venison / 25% Pork) approx 500g £5.50
- 2 x Pack of 2 Burgers (Gluten Free – 80% Venison / 20% Dry aged beef) approx 700g £10.50
- 3-4 x Packs Venison pave steaks (2-4 steaks per pack) approx pack size 350-550g £33.00
The total value of the box: £67.00 (often a little more)
Wrapping It Up
Of course, the idea is to keep venison meat frozen and defrost it the day before you plan on eating it to ensure everything stays fresh. There are other box options that vary in pricing and the number of people it will feed.
I could not fault Deer Box if I tried, so if you fancy trying something new, something delicious, as well as something of high nutritional value then here’s your chance!
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