benefits & FAQ

Did you know?

Bison, more commonly known as the American Buffalo, have made a remarkable comeback for a species that teetered on Support/FAQ the brink of extinction just over 100 years ago. Herds that numbered between 30 and 60 million when the first European explorers set foot in North America, were reduced to less than 1,500 by the 1880's.

By 1960, these numbers had increased to about 20,000 in the U.S. with similar growth occurring in Canada. During the mid-1960's however, the bison population began a rapid increase due to private ranchers entering the field of bison production. Today, about 90% of the bison roaming North America are owned by private ranchers who are playing a key role in restoring bison to the North American ecosystem.

Bison Herd

Bison are members of the cattle family who eat plants, primarily grasses, and chew their cud. They are the largest wild land mammal in North America and can run at speeds in excess of 45 mph.

What is the Nutritional Value of Bison?

Compared to roasted, skinless chicken breasts, bison meat contains less fat, less calories, and 500% more iron.

Bison meat can be used in the same way that beef is used. Bison meat can be ground or cut into steaks or roasts. Regardless of the cut, meat should be cooked on low heat due to the lack of fat.

Does Bison Taste Gamey?

Bison Steak

There’s a bit of a misconception that bison meats have a gamey taste. Bison that’s raised for the purpose of meat production do not have a gamey taste. Bison meats have a similar taste to select choice beef, but bison has a slightly sweeter flavour than beef. Bison, like beef, is full of flavour and just as tender as most cuts of good select beef.


What Are The Health Benefits of Grass Fed Bison?

Bison meat products are naturally leaner than beef. In fact bison, ounce per ounce, has less total fat than most meat products including pork, chicken and most fish. Bison also has less calories and higher amounts of iron than most meat products. Always look for bison that’s grass fed for the healthiest cut of meats. Grass fed bison also has a good Omega 3 to Omega 6 percentage of fatty acids.