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If you are a vegetarian or vegan, bison probably is not for you. However, if you love eating meat, but need to make healthier choices than hamburger, you have come to the right article. Buffalo meat is leaner than traditional beef, but still carries a pack of protein. It is also extremely healthy thanks to its rich vitamins and minerals including selenium, niacin, zinc, and more. Keep reading to learn about 9 Health Benefits of Bison.

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1. Has Fewer Calories and Fat

Bison is considered a lean meat. According to the USDA, 100 grams of beef has 291 calories and 24 grams of fat. The same amount of lean bison meat has about 109 calories and only two grams of fat. With fewer calories and fat, a sirloin cut of bison also has less cholesterol compared to traditional domestic beef. Bison have a different muscle structure than other animals, but they also do not undergo the marbling effect where fat is stored in beef, which adds to the high-calorie count and lower nutritional value. Bison meat is a great source of lean protein.

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