Yes, that bison… the one you might initially think of as “buffalo”, the one that freely roamed the American plains for thousands of years and is considered a staple of American Folklore and history.
But what you may not know is bison is quietly stampeding into the meat market through online retailers and grocery stores as a lean, high protein red meat option (which just so happens to be rich in a sweet, wonderful flavor!)
Bison Meat: Low in Fat, High in Protein
Lean bison meat contains only 2.42 g. of fat per 100 g. serving. This compares to 18.54 g. of fat per 100 g. serving of Choice Beef. This decrease in fat, translates to an increase in grams of protein. That same 100 g. serving of lean bison contains 28.44 g. of Protein while the serving of beef contains 27.21 g. (Source: The National Bison Association)
For these nutritional reasons alone, Bison is a great choice when it comes to choosing a natural, healthy, high quality protein to include in your diet. However, if you need more persuading, let me provide you with a few additional links about Why Bison is Better.
High Protein Bison Foods
There are a plethora of lean, high protein cuts of bison available to anyone who wants to order them: roasts, ribs, hot dogs, prime rib and so much more. The following, however, are the top three in terms of popularity.
Bison Jerky is rich in protein and awesome flavor. NebraskaBison.com’s Smoked Bison Jerky is made from 100% bison meat, lean and natural. Jerky can be an awesome in-between meal snack because the high amount of protein will keep you fuller longer.
Bison Steak is the epitome of quality, leanness, protein and taste. Like any other protein source, some cuts will have more fat than others, so you’ll want to choose your cut carefully based on your taste, fat and cost desires.
The Bison Filet Mignon is, of course, the most choice selection you can make when it comes to a bison steak. It is the most lean of all your choices, but also the most tender and flavorful. The only potential drawback, is it’s smaller size.
The Bison Top Sirloin is right up there with the filet in terms of leanness. It is an incredibly lean steak with great flavor. It will however be less tender than other steaks.
The Bison NY Strip is an incredibly popular choice because of it’s great flavor. It will be a little less lean than the Top Sirloin and Filet Mignon, however the flavor is very popular among our customers.
The Bison Ribeye is my personal favorite. It has the most fat of all four of these steaks, but for that reason becomes incredibly tender and delicious.
Each of these steaks is an excellent source of leaner, healthier protein.
Sometimes, the food that will best satisfy your protein and meat cravings is a big, juicy burger. Luckily, the bison burger is a perfect answer for that! NebraskaBison.com ground bison is 90% lean and has great taste. Pair it with low calorie, healthy toppings like spinach and avocado for extra, added flavor!
How to Buy Bison Meat
It’s easy! You may be able to find a small selection of bison at your favorite health foods store, but they generally don’t have a wide selection available. The easiest and best way to buy your bison meat is via an online retailer like NebraskaBison.com where we are fully stocked on a wide variety of cuts and options which we can ship directly to your door! Shipments go out every week on Mondays and Tuesdays and arrive Wednesdays through Fridays so that we can ensure your lean, high protein steaks and meat will arrive in excellent condition!
P.S. Bison Meat Tastes Fantastic
I understand it’s hard to persuade you from computer to computer that you won’t miss your other proteins when you decide to start substituting them out for lean, protein-rich bison. So you’ll have to take my word for it. And here’s my word:
Bison Meat taste awesome. Seriously. The best burgers and the best steaks I have ever had (including restaurants) have been home-cooked Bison. The taste is slightly sweet, but a rich, beefy flavor. If you just aren’t sure that you can believe me, here are some customer reviews we’ve gotten during our time selling bison throughout the country who say the same thing!