Bison Nutritional Comparisons
Per 100 gram (3.5 oz.) Serving Cooked Meat
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Updated January 2013.
|Species||Fat (G)||Protein (G)||Calories (KCAL)||Cholestorol (MG)||Iron (MG)||Vitamin B-12 (MCG)|
Amino acids are well known as the building blocks for protein and bison delivers all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. The protein-related role of amino acids is critical in support of our over-all health including a healthy nervous, detox and digestive system and especially the health of our immune system. Bison also has a high ratio of healthy fatty acids like Omega-3.
In addition, bison is a highly nutrient dense food because of the proportion of protein, fat, mineral, and fatty acids to its caloric value. According to the USDA, bison is clearly the better choice with significantly less fat and calories, less cholesterol and bison contains higher amounts of protein, iron and vitamin B-12 than beef, pork, chicken and salmon.
Part of the reason for bison’s high nutritional value is because of how they are raised. Bison are handled as little as possible. Bison are not domesticated, they spend their lives on grass, with very little or no time in the feedlot. They are not subjected to questionable drugs, chemicals or hormones. The members of the National Bison Association, for which Lone Peak is a member, feel so strongly about this that the bylaws oppose the use of these substances in the production of Bison for meat.
Integrating bison into your weekly meal plan has obvious health benefits and ensures you are getting the best protein possible. Experience no guilt, only the delicious goodness with the protein powerhouse only bison can deliver.
This Bison Nutrition Information courtesy of the National Bison Association.