What is the difference between Bison and Buffalo?
Although the terms buffalo and bison are now used synonymously, the scientific name for the ‘buffalo’ found in America is bison.
Bison = Artiodactyla Ruminata Bovidae
The ‘true’ buffalo are often referred to as those in Asia or Africa. They belong to a different family than the American bison. The physical differences are more evident. These buffalo do not have a large hump like the American bison.
American Bison (or buffalo) is considered to be lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than Beef and Chicken.
Bison meat is relatively tender and thought to be sweeter and richer in flavor when compared to beef. A variety of cuts are available and can be used for roasting, grilling, broiling, crockpot cooking and even stir frying.
Bison meat is generally a little darker red and leaner than beef. It’s similar in overall appearance to beef except it’s a dark red in colour.
Bison is great for people watching their cholesterol, but still want to eat meat. Northfork Bison’s healthful protein rich food has no antibiotics or added hormones. It is leaner than beef, pork or even chicken.
Why not try some bison meat. Northfork Bison has online shipping right to your door. Packed in ice, it will arrive at your home or office.
Try some for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. A bison roast a great change from traditional turkey.