Bison is a relatively lean meat derived from the American Buffalo. It 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.


Other names: Bison Meat, buffalo
Translations: Bizons, Stumbras, Bizon, Bizon, Loại bò rừng, Bizon, Bizon, बिजोन, Bisão, Бизон, البيسون, 바이슨, Zubr, Banteng, 野牛, Bisonte, Zubr, Bisonte, ביזון, Бизон, バイソン, Bisó, Бізон, Biisoni, Бизон

Physical Description

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.

Colors: dark red

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Sweet
Mouthfeel: Juicy, Tender
Food complements: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Peppers
Wine complements: Red wine, Plum wine, White wine, Malbec, Zinfandel
Beverage complements: Beer, Mead
Substitutes: Beef, Venison

Selecting and Buying

Buying: Try to find at a local farmer's market.


History: Bison were hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century and were reduced to a few hundred by the mid-1880s. They were hunted for their skins, with the rest of the animal left behind to decay on the ground.[



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