Morden’s Organic Farm Store
Morden's Wild and Organically Raised Meats are free range, without antibiotics, growth promoting hormones or animal by-products in our feed. Our meats are nitrate-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Our cooperative of local family farms supports a high animal welfare program and sustainable farming practices.
All About Elk
  • Burgers
  • Ground
  • Rib Chops
  • Sausage
  • Stew
The elk is the second largest member of the deer family. Elk are native to North America and Asia. These game animals almost became extinct, until conservationists developed repopulation plans in the 20th century. Controlled breeding, feeding and herd management ensure quality and nutritious, lean protein.

A serving of elk is the same size as most other protein sources - 3 oz. This portion has 124 calories, with 25.5 g of protein and no fiber or carbohydrates. It has 62.1 mg of cholesterol and 1.6 g of fat.

Elk does not contain any vitamins, but it is a good source of minerals. A 3-oz. serving has:
  • 265 mg of potassium
  • 137 mg phosphorus
  • 20 mg of magnesium
  • 3 mg of calcium
  • 2.3 mg of iron
  • 49 mg of sodium
  • 2.3 mg of iron
  • 49 mg of sodium
  • 8.3 mcg of selenium
  • 2 mg of zinc
  • trace amounts of copper and manganese

In comparison to other red meats, elk is a leaner choice. Although the fat in elk is mostly saturated, the meat contains more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat than beef. The proportion of saturated fat per serving is 42 percent, while the monounsaturated fats average 32 percent, according to the University of Wyoming. The polyunsaturated fat content, a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, is 25 percent, compared to 6.6 percent for beef. The cholesterol content is similar to beef, but the calorie content is lower. Elk also has a higher iron and zinc content than beef and pork.

Elk often needs tenderizing before cooking. This game meat works well prepared in stews and moist heat cooking methods.
Morden's Organic Farm Store - Elk

Morden's Organic Farm Store - Elk
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