Bison Meat Nutritional Facts
Low in Calories
Bison meat is low in calories, particularly as a red meat source. The average caloric content of a serving of bison (100 gms) is about 143 calories. Compare this to chicken and other red meats.
Low in Cholesterol
Bison meat is also lower than chicken and other red meats in the amount of cholesteral it contains.
Low in Fat
Being very lean, bison meat contains less fat than most other red meats, chicken and fish.
Bison meat contains three types of fats: monounsaturated (46 %), saturated (43%), and polyunsaturated (11%). Monounsaturated fats are often called the "healthy fats", because eating them lowers bad cholesterol. All three types of fat should be part of a healthy diet.
Omega-3 and Omega-6
Bison meat contains the "essential fatty acids", linoleic (omega - 3) and linolenic (omega - 6) fatty acids. These substances are necessary for us to eat but can not be made in our bodies and are thus, commonly lacking. Their function is to assist the formation of cell membranes, aiding in the production of hormone-like compounds, and participating in immune and visual processes. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to help fend off Alzheimer's disease and reduce the likelihood of heart attacks.
High Protein Source
Bison meat is a rich source of complete protein containing all the essential amino acids in appropriate amounts. Each serving contains about 22 grams of protein which is then used in the body to build and repair tissues, produce enzymes and some hormones, and maintain cell membranes and components of the immune system.
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Rich in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc and Phosphorus, bison meat is also an excellent source of Iron, Vitamin B6 and Niacin, all of which are recommended daily.
High in Iron
Bison meat is a great natural source of bio-available iron. The high iron content in bison meat helps boost energy and increase endurance by improving the blood's capability to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from body cells. Bison has what most nutrition conscious people want, lots of iron and less fat. Bison meat was one of the five foods recommended for women in the July 2001 issue of the Reader's Digest article, "Five Foods Men and Women Need Most".
Our premium bison meat, also known as bison, is tender and tasty with a full, rich, dense flavor. It does not have the gamey taste of other wild meats.
Nutrient Composition(per 100 grams of cooked lean meat)
People frequently feel more satisfied with smaller portions of bison meat. This may be because it is a rich, dense meat, higher in protein, vitamins and minerals. Because you feel satisfied eating smaller amounts, you benefit by getting less fat, calories and cholesterol.
Bison are extremely hardy animals and get few illnesses. Because our bison are raised naturally, without artificial growth hormones, steroids, non therapeutic antibiotics or animal by-product feeds, drug residues do not reside in bison meat. As a result, bison meat is also non-allergenic, making it easier to digest by people with a red meat intolerance.
At the Buffalo Horn Ranch, our bison are raised naturally on pasture, rarely confined and handled in a low stress manner. No artificial growth hormones, non therapeutic antibiotics, chemical feed additives or animal by-product feeds are used. The bison's diet consists primarily of good quality pasture, hay and a short finishing period where the bison are feed a grain based ration, from a HACCP certified feed mill, in addition to their hay.
Quality Bison Meat
At Buffalo Horn Ranch Natural Meats we work hard to produce the best quality bison meat available. By controlling quality from conception to consumer we can assure you of delicious, tender, low fat meat from prime, young bison. The carcasses are dry aged for about 14 days to ensure tenderness and then processed by a small scale butcher into a large variety of cuts and products made to our specifications. All of our meat has been government inspected.
We Cater to Clientele with Special Nutritional Needs
Buffalo Horn Ranch Natural Meat products are 100% bison meat. Our ground bison and burger patties are pure, extra lean and contain no fillers, gluten, dairy products or seasoning. Our sausage products are 90% lean with few additives other than seasoning, some of which are nitrate free. We cater to clientele with special nutritional needs and have our products processed with the simplest of ingredients. Individually packaged products contain ingredient lists. If you have special nutritional needs, contact us.