Rich in flavor, high in protein, and low in saturated fat, grass-fed Buffalo meat is a delicious substitution for red meat. While it tastes similar to high-quality beef, it is lower in cholesterol and calories than beef, turkey, pork, and even skinless chicken and some fish. In my research for today, I found Buffalo and Bison often used interchangeably but they actually have some differences. The American Bison is native to North and South America and Europe and have a beard. They can thrive in cold climates like Wyoming. The actual Buffalo species resides in Africa and Asia and are beardless. For today’s blog, I’ll use them as synonyms because their nutritional data is virtually identical. Buffalo is America’s original red meat!
Traditionally, Bison meat was prized as an essential piece of the Native American sustenance. The herds are thriving today due to smart breeding management and restoration of their native grazing land. Because it is against the law to inject them with hormones, Buffalo meat is not contaminated with bovine growth hormone. Let’s explore some of the ways that grass-fed Buffalo NOURISH LIFE:
They are naturally lower in saturated fat than other red meatsThey are excellent sources of the “good fats” conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which helps with weight maintenance, and heart-protective Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which counter arterial plaque buildup and reduces arterial inflammationThey contain more iron than conventionally-grown beef
Because grass-fed Bison are so naturally low in saturated fat, it can easily dry out during cooking. Olive or avocado oil are good choices to keep the meat moist. Although it is more expensive than even grass-fed beef, we purchase often when it is on sale in the ground form; I love to use it as taco meat with this Homemade Taco Seasoning mix:
4 Tablespoons Chili Powder
2 Tablespoons Paprika
2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Cumin
2 Teaspoons Himalayan
½ Teaspoon ground Cayenne Pepper
Mix all together. This will season about six pounds of ground Buffalo.
START SOMEWHERE eating more real food. Invite Buffalo to your table for a delicious, nutritious serving of red meat that hasn’t been injected with hormones. It’s low in fat, high in nutrients, and super versatile. Buffalo is America’s Original Red Meat! Give your body more of the food it was designed to thrive on. You can do it. I will help you!