Healthy Eating

Why is Buffalo Meat Better Than Other Meats -  It's Healthier

Can you imagine being able to eat red meat again without any guilt? Imagine that this red meat is lower in fat than beef, turkey, chicken, fish, and even ostrich. Imagine that this red meat is higher in protein than beef. Imagine that this red meat tastes wonderful.

You have imagined Buffalo, more appropriately called Bison - the red meat of the new millennium. Bison is a delicious, healthy alternative to beef, pork, chicken, and fish. This healthy meat is a great-tasting lean red meat, that is perfect for all the low carb dieters.

Loving red meat is not a sin - not eating healthy red meat is. As the nutritional chart below shows, you can now satisfy that craving without guilt.

Bison Nutritional Information Comparison Chart *

* Taken from Feb/Mar 2003 Edition of "The Bison Connection"
Per serving of 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
Species Fat Protein Calories Cholesterol Iron Vitamin B-12
Grams Grams K CAL MG MG MCG
Buffalo 2.42 28.44 143 82 3.42 2.86
Beef (choice) 18.54 27.21 283 87 2.72 2.50
Beef (select) 8.09 27.21 283 87 2.99 2.64
Pork 9.66 29.27 201 86 1.1 0.75
Chicken (skinless) 7.41 28..93 190 89 1.21 0.33
Lamb 9.64 not listed 200 87 not listed not listed
Veal 6.94 not listed 176 106 not listed not listed
Venison 3.20 not listed 158 112 not listed not listed
Ostrich 3.00 not listed 140 83 not listed not listed
Sockeye Salmon 10.97 27.31 216 87 0.55 5.8


Bison Facts at a Glance


1.  Buffalo is a misnomer. These magnificent animals are North American Bison.
2.  Bison are no longer an endangered species. There are now over 450,000 bison in North America.
3.  Bison meat has fewer calories and less cholesterol than chicken, fish, or ostrich.
4.  Bison has 40% more protein than beef so you can eat 1/3 less volume and still come away satisfied.
5.  Bison has much less fat than beef so that you get much more edible meat for your money.
6.  Bison does NOT taste wild like game meats. It DOES taste like the finest quality beef that you remember from your childhood.
7.  Bison is the only red meat that is non-allergenic.
8.  Bison are the only mammals not to contract cancer.
9.  SayersBrook bison are fed only natural feeds and are NEVER given steroids or hormones.
10.  Bison was the main diet of the Plains Indians who:
a. never had cancer

b. never had heart disease or heart attacks

c. lived to be 85 or 90 years old AND, scientists speculate, would have lived to be 125 with adequate dental care.
11.  Eating 5oz of bison, 3-4 times per week can help most people reduce LDL cholesterol 40 to 45% over a 6-month period.
12.  Bison can be used interchangeably with beef in most recipes so that you can enjoy all of your favorite dishes made with nature's healthier food - Bison chili, Bison lasagna, Bison stew, Bison Stroganoff, and even Corned Bison and Cabbage or Bison Pastrami. The list is endless.
13.  Bison meat cooks faster than beef because there is so much less fat in the meat to insulate it from the heat.
14.  Bison Dogs, Bison Brats, Bison bacon, and Bison sausage allow you to enjoy your favorite meat items with less guilt and more true meat flavor.
15.  Bison can easily outrun and out-maneuver most horses and can jump a 7 foot fence with the agility of a deer.