This is the original free-range, good-for-you red meat. We call it buffalo, but of course it’s actually bison, that shaggy indigenous bovine that once roamed the North American continent.
Now, thanks to restoration efforts, buffalo is back on the menu.
Higher in protein and lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than beef, buffalo meat also has plenty of iron.
But we like buffalo for its incredible taste. Slightly sweet, lean and dense, and a tiny bit gamey, it is deeply satisfying. And can take the place of beef in any preparation.
Just the facts
- 100% pasture-raised with access to grain and hay
- No hormones or antibiotics
- Sold in an uncooked state
- Product of USA & Canada
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
These indigenous animals, technically bison (though we use the more common name buffalo), are raised on vast pastures in Canada and the U.S. to our exacting specifications on a 100% vegetarian diet, in a clean, natural and humane environment, without the use of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics or steroids. Their grass-based diet is supplemented with grain and hay.
The Plains Breed Buffalo are left alone to graze on prairie grasses as they have done for many centuries, with minimal human interaction.
A state-of-the-art integrated system of corrals, funneled walkways and chutes are designed to provide the ultimate in safe, humane movement of buffalo on and off the ranches. The buffalo are brought to market at 22-26 months of age.
For basic cooking instructions, Download our Buffalo Cooking Guide.
Buffalo meat is quite lean –leaner than beef, pork, turkey and even chicken—and never leaves a greasy taste in the mouth. This leanness allows it to cook quicker than beef, and not shrink while cooking.
The meat of the American bison has between 15 and 30 percent more protein and 25 percent less cholesterol than beef. In a 3 ½ –ounce serving of buffalo sirloin, there are only 3 grams of fat (compared with 14 grams in beef sirloin), and about half the calories (120 versus 210).