Comparing Meat Protein – Why We Chose Bison
We did a ton of research before going ahead with our BUFF product. In the end we chose Bison for many reasons, but one that stood out to us was the proportion of protein and fat per serving. As Mr. Buff is a competitive athlete and Mrs. Buff is a health conscious wife, mother and nursing student Bison had the best profile for what we were looking for.
Below is the first chart that helped sell us on Bison meat. Its from the Canadian Bison Association, a resource we use often and encourage you to explore their website for other Bison related facts.
Bison meat is a nutrient dense food because of the proportion of protein, fat, mineral, and fatty acids to its caloric value. Comparisons to other meat sources have shown that bison meat has a greater concentration of iron, zinc and essential fatty acids.
Bison 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 Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc and Phosphorus, bison meat is also an excellent source of Iron, Vitamin B6 and Niacin, all of which are recommended daily.
Bison meat contains the “essential fatty acids”, linoleic (omega - 3) and linoleic (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. Bison meat is a great natural source of bio-available iron. The high iron content in bison meat helps boost energy and increase endurance by improving the blood’s capability to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from body cells. Bison has what most nutrition conscious people want, lots of iron and less fat. Bison 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”.
There are so many other resources out there, like twitter, blogs etc that will tell you about protein in Bison. We have given you the most accurate and reliable source we could find. Although rave reviews about the nutritional profile of Bison are an easy google search away.
check out www.buff.ca for more Bison info and to order your BUFF snack sticks that we will send right to your door!