Bison Council

Health & Nutrition

The Better Meat

Bison is a red meat lover’s dream come true. It provides all the flavor of beef without the downside. You can enjoy succulent steaks without high cholesterol and juicy burgers without all the fat. It’s lower in cholesterol than even chicken and is a great source of iron.

See How Your Favorite Protein Stacks Up Against Bison.
A data table displaying nutrient stats, including calories, total fat, sat fat, cholesterol, protein, sodium and iron, for bison, beef, pork, chicken and turkey.
See How Your Favorite Protein Stacks Up Against Bison
Nutrients (per 100g) Bison 1 Beef 2 Pork 3 Chicken 4 Turkey 5
Calories (kcal) 109 243 152 119 168
Total Fat (g) 1.84 18.19 6.48 3.08 8.56
Sat Fat (g) 0.69 7.32 2.24 0.79 1.50
Cholesterol (mg) 62 66 55 70 62
Protein (g) 22 19 22 21 21
Sodium (mg) 54 57 45 77 47
Iron (mg) 2.6 1.9 0.8 0.9 0.5
*Golden Bison Company, LLC. **USDA National Nutritional Database standard Reference Release SR20. 1. Grain-Fed top sirloin, separable lean only, raw. 2. Composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, raw. 3. Fresh, loin, center rib (chops or roast), boneless, separable lean only, raw. 4. Broilers or fryers, meat only, raw. 5. Sockeye, raw

Bison-ize Your Recipes!

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See How Bison Compares

Bolognese Sauce with Meatballs

These moist meatballs are flavored with ground pepper and basil, and smothered in a sweet and zesty Bolognese sauce.

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Bison Bolognese

Thai Grilled Bison Skirt Steak Salad

A salad becomes satisfying high protein meal when topped with Bison Skirt Steak.

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Thai Grilled Bison NY Strip Steak Salad

BBQ Pulled Bison

Our juicy bison sirloin smothered in a rich BBQ sauce - sweet and smokey with a slight bite.

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BBQ Pulled Bison Sandwich
How Bison Compares
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Part of a Healthy Diet

Bison roam plains and prairies, grazing on wild grasses, sagebrush, and other native vegetation.

The animals are raised in social groups of 50–1,000 and are provided with feed, forage, and water 24 hours a day. The bison herds live in an environment similar to that in which they would have lived thousands of years ago.

The bison’s healthy, natural diet, along with their stress-free lifestyle, results in a lean, protein-dense, nutrient-rich meat.

Featured Recipe: MK Bison Ribeye with Corn

This unique blend of sweet and savory creates an elegant flavor profile for an entree that is simply divine.

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Gain taste, Lose Weight

Satisfying, nutrient-rich bison can be a highly effective part of a healthy diet focused on weight loss.

See how bison can fuel the diets below