American Bison is a meat product perfect for todays health-conscious consumers. The rich, sweet flavor betrays the fact that this meat is so lean and virtually fat-free, with less calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, pork and turkey.
Bison are a hardy animal threatened less from disease and illness. In part, what this means to consumers is a meat product derived from consistently healthier animal. The health benefits are gaining a wider appreciation as consumers learn more about the advantages of bison.
The rich, sweet flavor can more than substitute the request for beef and bison becomes a preferred choice.
Buffalo Meat is Better Quality
Across all cuts, bison meat is lower in calories and fat than beef is, and higher in protein. A three to four-ounce serving of bison ribeye has 177 calories, 6 grams fat, and 30 grams protein compared to a typical beef ribeye, which contains 265 calories, 17 grams fat, and 27 grams protein. According to the USDA, bison burgers have 152 calories and 7 grams fat, which is less than even a 90% lean beef burger (184 calories and 10 grams fat) and a 93% lean turkey burger (176 calories and 10 grams fat). Bison offers more omega-3 fats than beef, and a better omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.