Have you Tried Bison Burger

Some people may be afraid of bison burgers or any bison meat. They’re afraid it’s gamey and maybe even believe that bison are still an endangered species. But neither of these things are true.

Bison vs. Cattle

A farm such as Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co. raises their own herds of bison. Unlike their cousins, the cattle raised in crowded and somewhat unsanitary feed lots, bison are not given hormones or antibiotics. Cows need hormones to bulk them up and antibiotics because they are in such close proximity to each other. Moreover, the corn they’re finished on is simply not good for their digestive systems.

Why is Bison Superior?

The bison are raised on grass and allowed to move around the pastures as they would in nature. The grass they eat not only nourishes them, but the bison nourish the grass. Because they’re heavy beasts, they push grass seed into the ground, which encourages it to germinate. When a bison wallows, or rolls around in the dirt, it creates a depression where water gathers. Its droppings are a perfect manure. Because bison are always moving from place to place, they don’t deplete the grass or the water.

Nutritional Value

The result of all this are bison burgers for sale that are leaner, sweeter but richer than burgers made from cattle. Bison meat has fewer calories, but is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. A 3.5 ounce serving of bison beef has 2.42 grams of fat; 28.44 grams of protein; 143 calories; 82 milligrams of cholesterol; 3.42 milligrams of iron and 2.86 micrograms of vitamin B-12. In contrast, a 3.5 piece of choice beef from cattle has 18.54 grams of fat; 27.21 grams of protein; 283 calories; 87 mg of cholesterol; 2.72 mg of iron and 2.50 mcg of vitamin B-12.

Bison Meat

As with cattle meat, bison meat can not only be made into thick, delicious, juicy patties but the same kind of steaks cuts from cattle are made into, including New York strip steak, sirloin, ribeye and flat iron. The one difference is that the cowboy steak made from a cow is called a tomahawk steak when it’s made from a bison. Bison can be made into chuck and top round roast, London broil, brisket, short ribs and other cuts.

Bison should be tried at least once by everyone who’s a lover of animal protein. Once a person’s had a taste, they’ll want more.

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