Potosi, MO (PressExposure) July 07, 2009 -- With grilling season in full swing once again, bison meat sales resurge as more and more consumers seek to try this flavorful fare that has been dubbed âthe other red meat.â With famous names like Ted Turner and Tony Little touting bison meat, and several consumers making it their primary protein choice, buffalo meat has become a delicious and healthy staple in many Americansâ diets.
âWeâve been in the bison business since 1976 and every year, we see new influxes of customers wanting to try bison meat for the first time,â said Skip Sayers, Owner of SayersBrook Bison Ranch and the American Gourmet Bison Meat Catalog and Online Store. âBison meat is definitely becoming more popular, but there are still a lot of individuals who have never tried bison meat and arenât aware of how flavorful and nutritious it is. People are always very surprised to learn that bison meat actually has less fat, calories and cholesterol than even skinless chicken meat!â
Because bison is in the red meat family, it is typically compared to beef as the healthy alternative. Bison has on average 75% less fat and 40% more protein than beef, so consumers can actually eat a third less volume and still leave the table satisfied. Additionally, because bison has so much less fat than beef, consumers actually get more edible meat for their money when they purchase bison meat.
âBison is the perfect alternative to beef and can be used interchangeably with beef in most recipes so that you can still enjoy all of your favorite dishes: bison chili, bison lasagna, bison stew, bison stroganoff and even corned bison and cabbage,â said Sayers. âPlus, consumerâs favorite meat items are also available in bison varieties: bison hot dogs, buffalo burgers, bison brats, bison bacon, bison sausage and more. Consumers can still enjoy their favorite meat items with less guilt and a truer meat flavor.â