Advantages of Buffalo over beef and chicken.
Buffalo meat has a rich, beef-like taste. Being lower in cholesterol and calories yet higher in iron and protein makes buffalo a perfect beef substitute for the health-conscious, or those on restricted red meat diets. In fact, buffalo has less cholesterol than chicken with the skin removed or even fish!
BISON IS LISTED AS ONE OF THE FIVE BEST AND MOST HEALTHFUL FOODS FOR WOMEN due to its high iron and low fat content. Bison has less fat and less cholesterol than skinless chicken, and is low in other fats as well. In addition it is an important source of vitamins B12 and K. You won’t find a better tasting, healthier meat, than South Dakota Buffalo!
Elk meat has the same healthful properties as Buffalo, with the added benefit of LESS SATURATED FAT! Considered the choice for a red-meat alternative, Elk’s delicious taste is fast becoming a best seller for snack food items.
Elk and Buffalo are also both very high in Iron and Protein (see Piramid charts from NutritionData.com below). With NO CARBS, and rich in vitamins and heart-healthy properties one can hardly go wrong with these choice meats!
Comparison based on certified independent research Sept. 1991, Feb. 1993 and USDA research revised May 1990. Based on Buffalo sirloin, beef sirloin (choice), and chicken breast with skin on. All samples 100 grams (3.5 oz).