Many of you know that I prefer bison to beef and thought you might be wondering why. Here’s my answer, taken from http://www.bigbendbison.com/health.htm.
People are rapidly discovering the deliciously healthy taste of bison / buffalo. Buffalo meat tastes similar to fine beef, with just a slightly sweeter and richer flavor. Bison is naturally flavorful and tender and can be prepared much the same as beef. Publications ranging from Gourmet Magazine to the Old Farmers Almanac are heralding bison as the meat of the future.
Bison falls into the gourmet or specialty meat category at your supermarket or meat market. Click here to find a local retailer. The value of buffalo is not what you pay, but what you get in return. Nutritionally you are getting more protein and nutrients with fewer calories and less fat. Buffalo is a dense meat that tends to satisfy you more while eating less.
Bison are handled as little as possible. They spend their lives on grass, much as they always have, with very little time in the feedlot. They are not subjected to questionable drugs, chemicals or hormones. The members of the NBA feel so strongly about this that they have a resolution opposing the use of these substances in the production of Bison for meat.
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The members of the National Bison Association are proud to introduce “Certified American Buffalo“ as a new seal that offers customers an extra degree of confidence in the quality of bison meat products. Every package containing the new Certified American Buffalo seal comes from producers who adhere to a USDA-audited program to assure that the products can be traced to the ranches of origin, and that animals are never given growth hormones or fed low-levels of antibiotics or animal byproducts.
Research by Dr. M. Marchello at North Dakota State University has shown that the meat from Bison is a highly nutrient dense food because of the proportion of protein, fat, mineral, and fatty acids to its caloric value. Comparisons to other meat sources have also shown that Bison has a greater concentration of iron as well as some of the essential fatty acids necessary for human well being. Readers’ Digest magazine has even listed bison as one of the five foods women should eat because of the high iron content.
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With changing health needs, growing concern about fat and cholesterol combined with an aging population,
preventative maintenance has become a growing part of our health plans. Food products that address these needs have seen and continue to see increased attention from consumers. Among these food products, is a product very much North American, which meets the dietary needs of many. The bison, once driven to the verge of extinction has slowly been making a comeback in prestigious restaurants and food service outlets all over North America. Until now, supply has limited the availability of the product. More and more consumers of fine food are finding the exquisite tenderness, sweet, and full bodied nature of bison to their taste. In addition to the flavour profile that bison delivers, it is densely composed of nutritional elements as well as reduced fat and cholesterol. Discover why bison meat is becoming a leading culinary trend, treat yourself to the finest food available, treat yourself to bison.