Why Bison

Food: It’s not just what’s for dinner these days.
People today lead increasingly hectic lives. Business meetings, kids’ activities, travel schedules and other events seem to spin out of control. Meals are snatched between appointments, and consumed behind the wheel.

A growing legion of the public is beginning to rebel against the hectic, fast food culture. They recognize that food—and the experience of cooking, presenting and savoring food—represents a healthy, wholesome and enjoyable alternative to the modern out-of-control lifestyle.

To those we say, “Welcome to the world of bison.”

test2 There’s nothing rushed about American bison. Animals grow naturally on the rolling landscapes that evolved under thousands of years of grazing by...well...bison. Bison haven’t been pushed beyond the limits that Mother Nature intended.

And perhaps that’s why bison tastes so delicious and is a healthy food choice. Bison meat is healthy because the bison are raised naturally without added growth hormones or antibiotics.

Bison will never be just another meat commodity. Instead, it will always occupy a special part of the red meat marketplace.

America’s finer restaurants are adding bison to their menus to offer their patrons a unique and flavorful dining experience. Leading chefs enjoy working with the sweet, robust flavor of bison meat.

Home chefs are catching on to bison’s attributes as well. Entertaining carries a little extra pizzazz when bison is at the center of the table. Families are incorporating bison into their meals seeking a healthy and delicious alternative.

National Bison Association members are dedicated to raising bison because they respect and enjoy bison’s natural connection with the land, and want everyone to share in that connection.

We invite you into the world of bison. Inside these pages, you’ll find new recipes, entertaining ideas, and cooking tips from some of the leading bison experts around the world. Sit back, slow down and enjoy this section. Then, while you have turned down the speed dial a bit, take the time to enjoy the great fl avor of bison - America’s original red meat.

Is it Bison or Buffalo

Many of us know and refer to this magnificent animal as the American buffalo – a name given by the early European settlers of North America. However, the scientific name for this same animal is Bison, bison. Buffalo and bison have been used interchangeably when referring to the great North American bison.


Nutritional Benefit

Bison are raised as naturally as possible. Producers do not need to use growth hormones in raising these majestic animals. In fact, the U.S. government prohibits the use of growth hormones in bison.

Bison tastes great! It is flavorful, with a sweet and rich flavor. Bison is naturally tender and can be prepared much the same as beef without special handling.

Bison falls into the gourmet or specialty meat category at your supermarket or meat market. The value of bison is not what you pay, but what you get in return. Nutritionally, you get more protein and nutrients with fewer calories and less fat. Bison is a dense meat that tends to satisfy you more while eating less.

Bison meat is highly nutritious, packed with vitamins and minerals, low in fat and high in protein. Research has shown that the meat from bison is a highly nutrient dense food because of the proportion of protein, fat, minerals and fatty acids to its caloric value. Comparisons to other meat has shown that bison has a greater concentration of iron and essential fatty acids.

For today’s health conscious consumer, buffalo is the natural choice for healthy eating. Discover for yourself why bison - America’s Original Red Meat - is becoming a leading culinary trend across North America

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to promoting the preservation of the American Buffalo ( Bison, bison ). We understand that production and marketing are key components to the survival of these majestic animals. We will strive to keep ourselves informed and educate the public on the history and nutritional value of the American Buffalo.