Bison (Buffalo) Meat Health Benefits

Grass-Fed Bison: Healthy Red Meat

Buffalo/Bison Meat is not covered by The Mandatory Federal Meat Inspection Act and does not have to be USDA inspected. However, meat purchased at the Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm has undergone this inspection voluntarily through McDonald’s Meats in Girard PA and has been given the USDA triangle stamp of approval. Our Bison Meat cuts are 100% pure Bison with no additives, except for some of the fully cooked processed items.  We maintain high standards and stand behind every cut of meat purchased from our store. You are always assured high quality meat from the Wooden Nickel or your money back. Guaranteed!

Wooden Nickel Bison are vegetarians.  They eat a diet of fresh grass, hay, and whatever forage they can find on our 100-acre farm.  They are never fed animal by-products and corn (grain) is used only as a treat if we need to encourage movement from one pasture to another. Wooden Nickel Brand Grass-Fed Bison Meat is a good source of various minerals essential to well-being and good health. Grass-Fed Bison Meat is naturally nutrient dense because of the proportion of protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins compared to its caloric value. It is lower in sodium, higher in iron, & moderate in zinc compared to other domestic meats.

Buffalo is ideal for those on a low fat, low cholesterol diet. There is a well-established link between heart disease, fat intake, and cholesterol level. Lowering your fat and cholesterol will help reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Grass-fed Buffalo meat is the perfect alternative to other red meats.

The American Heart Association studies indicate that over 70 million Americans (about 1 in 4) have some form of heart or cardiovascular disease. 1.5 million Americans will suffer a heart attack this year. Of those, 500,000 will die. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. today. Buffalo Meat is Red Meat that CAN BE EATEN by those who have been told to avoid red meats altogether. If you are among those who must have a good, juicy steak, Buffalo/Bison Meat is your dietary salvation!

Fat Comparison in Grams

*Burger King and McDonald’s products nutritional information based on 2016 published information.  Given a choice, which would you rather eat?

1/4 lb. Grass-Fed Bison Burger 3.5 grams
Burger King Whopper 38
Burger King 4 piece Chicken Tenders 11
Burger King Side Salad w/Ranch & Croutons 34.5
BK (Morningstar) Veggie Burger 15
McDonald’s Quarter Pounder 18 w/Cheese 27
McDonald’s Filet ‘O Fish Sandwich 19
McDonald’s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich 6

Cholesterol Comparison

Fat and cholesterol research was conducted by an independent producer and laboratory.  Unpublished data.

 Cholesterol comparison per 3 1/2 ounce serving
Bison   Shellfish
  Round Roast 40 Lobster 61
Alaskan King Crab 45
Red Meats Scallops, broiled 40
  Beef 72 Shrimp, broiled 106
  Lamb 66  
  Pork 71 Fish
  Venison (deer) 70   Salmon, broiled 74
    Tuna (in water) 55
Poultry   Cod, broiled 50
Chicken (white meat) 62  
Chicken (dark meat) 69
Turkey (white meat) 59



Nutritional Benefits of Bison
3 oz. Serving Calories Fat Cholesterol
Bison* 93 1.8 g 43 mg
Turkey 125 3.0 g 59 mg
Beef 183 8.7 g 55 mg
Chicken 140 3.0 g 73 mg
* Bison fed corn ration for 90 days prior to processing.