Unfortunately, red meat got a bit of a bad reputation some years ago due to saturated fats having a connection to high cholesterol and heart disease. During that time bison, "the original red meat," began gaining popularity due to its healthier nutrition profile (see more on that below). But, now that grass fed beef is presenting a healthier beef product, why should you choose bison?
It's simple. Taste.
Grass Fed Bison Taste
Now, it is all well and good that bison meat is considered healthy, but let's be honest, it takes some determination and extreme will power to eat healthy when it tastes like cardboard or has no flavor at all. With bison you can have your steak and eat it too! This is an extremely delicious and flavorful product that you can feel good about eating.
Quotes taken from the American Culinary Federation's article "The Original Red Meat."
Grass Fed Bison Nutrition
Let's talk statistics. As you can see in the table below, bison meat tends to be lower in calories, fats, and cholesterol, while still maintaining a higher level of protein than the three types of ground beef listed. It also has the lowest amount of cholesterol of all of the meats listed in the table.
Another benefit that our bison meat has, is being 100% grass-fed. According to the article 6 Reasons to Try Bison Meat Now and the article's respective sources, grass-fed meats are higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and several vitamins and minerals than grain fed meats.
So, in addition to great taste, it is a great sources of various nutrients!
|Animal||USDA Reference Number||Calories (kcal)||Protein (g)||Total Fat (g)||Sat. Fat (g)||Monounsat. Fat (g)||Polyunstat. Fat (g)||Cholesterol (mg)|
|Organic Ground Beef, Grass-Fed||45280540||240||21||17||7||N/A||N/A||80|
|Ground Beef, 93% Lean||23472||172||23.56||7.91||3.25||3.24||0.33||71|
|Ground Chuck Beef||45113238||290||19||23||8.99||N/A||N/A||80|
|Skinless Chicken Breast||5062||136||25.5||2.97||0.63||0.78||0.48||83|
|Sockeye Salmon Fillet||45170186||170||25||8||0.99||N/A||N/A||70|
- All nutrition information obtained from The USDA Food Composition Databases on 09/18/2017.
- Nutrition information is based off of a 4 ounce raw serving.