What is the difference between buffalo meat and beef? Whether you’ve never tried buffalo before, or are simply curious to know the answer, we have several facts that might surprise you… maybe even astound you.
First of all, there is a vast difference between meats that come from grain fed vs. grass fed animals- and these are worth being looked at:
Grain fed vs. Grass Fed
- Wild Idea buffalo are native grass-fed, which increases the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the meat by 3.5x the amount found in grain-fed buffalo.
- Wild Idea buffalo meat has a third of the fat of grain-fed buffalo meat.
- Wild Idea buffalo meat has almost half the calories of grain-fed buffalo meat.
- Lastly, grain-fed buffalo meat is significantly higher in cholesterol compared to Wild Idea buffalo meat.
So what’s the difference then, between Wild Idea buffalo meat and grain-fed beef?
Take a look at this table:
In addition to the health benefits and factory farming, which we talked about last week, there are other differences that might inspire you to try buffalo meat.
The well being of the animal plays a significant role in the quality of the meat. Fearful and stressed animals have higher levels of the hormone cortisol in their system, which greatly affects the flavor and tenderness of the meat. It is therefore imperative, for both the sake of the animal and the product that animals can roam free in their natural habitat and are traditionally and humanely harvested, just like Wild Idea buffalo. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most ranching, due to the high demand and available short-cuts in raising animals.
The only significant similarity between buffalo meat and beef is that the former also has a very unique taste, and just like beef it can be cooked and prepared in a variety of delicious ways. So what are you waiting for?
Try Wild Idea Buffalo and join us in our effort to return dignity to meat, while improving your health every step of the way. Share and spread the word, because if you haven’t tried Buffalo meat, you are due for an introduction. We may be biased…but we are sure you will soon agree.