Why Choose Bison
Why Our Bison?
Ecological Benefits: Consumers who buy from JJ Bison are supporting a local farming business. Local farms not only enrich the soil but also protect air and water quality to maximize consumption. Our grass-grazing bison protect the environment by promoting healthy grass growth and adding nutrients to the soil.
Superior Taste: Bison is a delicious red meat that tastes very similar to beef with a slightly sweeter and richer taste. Bison itself has less fat than beef and is juicy and tender. We dry-age our meat to enhance flavor and use a USDA-approved butcher shop to continue bringing you premium bison.
Better nutrition: Bison meat cuts offer a significant nutritional advantage over other red meat, poultry, and fish. It is lower in fat and calories, but higher in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Our bison are raised without hormones, antibiotics, or feed additives. When you buy from JJ Bison, you are eating 100% pure, healthy bison meat.
Farm-Raised Bison Meat
We believe bison are truly amazing animals and raise them with the utmost care. Bison at JJ Bison are always free-ranging with the highest quality and always hormone and antibiotic-free. Our bison are free-grazing in a field and are regularly rotated to different pastures to ensure Bison are able to graze to their heart’s content.
Bison, separable lean only, cooked, roasted. USDA NDB No. 17157
Beef, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean only trimmed to 0 fat, select, cooked USDA NDB No. 13362
Beef, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean only trimmed to 0 fat, select, cooked USDA NDB No. 13366
Pork, fresh, composite of trimmed retail cuts (leg, loin, and shoulder), separable lean only, cooked USDA NDB No. 10093
Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat only, roasted USDA NDB No. 05013
Salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat USDA NDB No. 15086
*Updated January 2013
Bison Taste and Nutrition
Bison and beef taste very similar, but bison contains a much lower fat content while maintaining tenderness. This is because bison are much more muscular than cattle. Bison also tastes sweeter than beef and is not gamey despite the fact that their meat is very lean. Cooking bison is also slightly different than beef as you do want to cook bison a tad less than beef to ensure the meat is as tender and juicy as it looks.
Due to the leanness of bison, the same cut of bison will contain a higher amount of protein than beef. JJ Bison's cuts are 85 - 90% lean with much less fat content than beef! Bison also provides Omega-3 fatty acids which promote a variety of health benefits. This is partially due to how our bison are raised in a grass-fed environment.
Bison meat alone is very high in vitamins, including vitamin B which is important as many people within the United States often suffer from a vitamin B deficiency compared to other vitamins. If you're looking to lower your calorie intake, bison is much lower in calories due to the leanness of the cut. While it does have fewer calories, it is also packed full of nutrients.
The Rich History of Bison
Bison is known as the "original red meat" as they once freely roamed the United States. As of today, there are over 500,000 bison in the United States compared to nearly 31.7 million beef cattle. Due to the disparity between bison and beef, it is much harder to source bison meat as compared to beef. In the past few decades, Bison meat has been consumed more partially due to its taste and health benefits. Recently, the government even bought bison to aid the bison farmers in the United States. Bison are a rich part of the history of the United States, and with farms like JJ Bison continuing to raise and care for this bison, they are continuing to thrive in the United States.
Choose JJ Bison
If you're looking to maintain red meat in your diet while eating healthier and lowering your cholesterol, give bison meat a try today! JJ Bison sells a variety of cuts and obtains our food photos and recipes from real customers from families to restaurants.