Why Bison

Bison Meat is the “Heart Healthy” Meat

RibeyeBison meat is very high in protein and iron and very low in fat, calories and cholesterol. It is recommended by doctors as an alternative to beef for heart patients and those with high blood pressure.

It is also a great product for all health-conscious consumers looking for a great-tasting meat. Bison tastes great and has more health benefits then many other meats combined! See why people are raving about bison and try some today!

All of our meat is Government inspected and raised in harmony with nature.

The Morning Star Bison Ranch and our Partner-Ranches do not use any growth hormones, chemicals or steroids. You know you are getting high quality, 100 percent pure bison goodness.

Nutrition Composition (per 100 grams of cooked lean meat)

Species Fat (mg) Calories (kcal) Cholesterol (mg) Iron (mg)
BUFFALO 2.42 143 82 3.42
Beef 9.28 211 86 2.00
Pork 9.66 212 86 1.10
Chicken 7.41 190 89 1.21
Duck 11.20 201 89 2.70
Vension 3.19 158 112 4.47
Halibut 2.94 140 41 1.07
Source: USDA Handbook 8-5; 8-10; 8-13; 8-17

Low in Calories
Buffalo meat is low in calories, particularly as a red meat source. The average caloric content of a serving of buffalo (100 gms) is about 143 calories. Compare this to chicken and other red meats.

Low in Cholesterol
Buffalo meat is also lower than chicken and other red meats in the amount of cholesterol it contains.

Low in Fat
Being very lean, buffalo meat contains less fat than most other red meats, chicken and fish.

Good Fat
Buffalo meat contains three types of fats: monounsaturated (46 %), saturated (43%), and polyunsaturated (11%). Monounsaturated fats are often called the "healthy fats", because eating them lowers bad cholesterol. All three types of fat should be part of a healthy diet.

Omega - 3 and Omega - 6
BurgersBuffalo meat contains the "essential fatty acids", linoleic (omega - 3) and linolenic (omega - 6) fatty acids. These substances are necessary for us to eat but can not be made in our bodies and are thus, commonly lacking.

Their function is to assist the formation of cell membranes, aiding in the production of hormone-like compounds, and participating in immune and visual processes. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to help fend off Alzheimer's disease and reduce the likelihood of heart attacks.

High Protein Source
Buffalo meat is a rich source of complete protein containing all the essential amino acids in appropriate amounts. Each serving contains about 22 grams of protein which is then used in the body to build and repair tissues, produce enzymes and some hormones, and maintain cell membranes and components of the immune system.

Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Rich in Vitamin B12, Seleniun, Zinc and Phosphorus, buffalo meat is also an excellent source of Iron, Vitamin B6 and Niacin, all of which are recommended daily.

High in Iron
Buffalo meat is a great natural source of bio-available iron. The high iron content in buffalo meat helps boost energy and increase endurance by improving the blood's capability to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from body cells. Buffalo has what most nutrition conscious people want, lots of iron and less fat. Buffalo meat was one of the five foods recommended for women in the July 2001 issue of the Reader's Digest article, "Five Foods Men and Women Need Most".

Tastes Great
Our premium buffalo meat, also known as bison, is tender and tasty with a full, rich, dense flavor. It does not have the gamey taste of other wild meats.

More Satisfying
People frequently feel more satisfied with smaller portions of buffalo meat. This may be because it is a rich, dense meat, higher in protein, vitamins and minerals. Because you feel satisfied eating smaller amounts, you benefit by getting less fat, calories and cholesterol.

Naturally Raised
At the Morning Star Bison Ranch, our bison are raised naturally on pasture and rarely confined and handled in a low stress manner. No artificial growth hormones, no therapeutic antibiotics, chemical feed additives or animal by-product feeds are used. The bison's diet consists primarily of good quality pasture, hay and a short finishing period where the bison are fed a grain ration, in addition to their hay.

Quality Buffalo Meat
At the Morning Star Bison Ranch, we and our partner-BC-ranchers work hard to produce the best quality buffalo meat available.

We can assure you of delicious, tender, low fat meat from prime, young bison. Aged to ensure tenderness and then processed into a large variety of cuts. We sell only 100% buffalo meat.

Our ground buffalo is extra lean and contain no fillers, gluten, dairy products or seasoning. All of our meat has been government inspected.

Care and Storage of Buffalo Meat
Aging and packaging will determine the storage life of the meat. In any case, Buffalo should be stored in the coldest part of you refrigerator. Steaks and roasts that are still in their original packages can be kept safely in your fridge for up to four days. Keep fresh ground Buffalo for no more than two days. Fresh meat can be stored in you freezer for up to 12 months if properly packaged.

Remember that fresh Buffalo meat tends to be a darker red color than other red meats. Packaged Buffalo should be tightly sealed and wrapped in moisture proof materials, such as freezer paper, foil and polyethylene film. Bison is best defrosted in the refrigerator in its original packaging. You may decide to defrost the meat during cooking. Be sure to allow one-third to one-half more cooking time, depending on the size of the cut, if you decide to defrost this way.

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