Iowa Bison, locally raised buffalo in the heart of Iowa.
NUTRITION: Research at North Dakota State, by Dr. M. Marchello, in recent years support the nutritional benefit of bison. The meat is highly nutrient dense because of the proportion of high protein and low fat to its caloric value. Bison is also a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorous and several essential fatty acids. The American Heart Association concurs by including Bison in their lean meat dietary guidelines.
VALUE: Nutritionally you get more protein and nutrients with fewer calories and fat. When compared to other red meats there is significantly less shrinkage when preparing because of the low fat content resulting in more usable finished product. The high protein content also tends to satisfy the appetite with less quantity.
TASTE: Whether you call it Bison or American Buffalo it all sums up to a wonderful dining experience. Bison has a rich, wholesome flavor that has unlimited culinary possibilities. It can be prepared much the same as more traditional red meats.
HEALTH: The mainstay of the Bison’s diet is grass and hay. Animal by-products are not part of their diet. Because Bison are easily stressed, handling is kept to a minimum. Therefore administering medication is typically for vaccinations only. When you consider Bison meat’s nutritional and health benefits, your taste buds will discover that healthy never tasted so good!