Meat            Chol.    Saturated Fat    Total Fat

 Water Buffalo   61         0.60            1.80

 Bison                82         0.91            2.42

 Ground Beef     82         7.33          18.21

 Deer                112         1.25            3.19

 Chicken breast 75         1.08            4.07

 Turkey White    69         1.03            3.22

 Turkey Dark      85         2.42            7.22

  source: USDA National Nutrient Database 2017


A Healthier Red Meat

Water Buffalo meat has been eaten for centuries in Italy and Asia but only recently has been available for consumption in the US.  Water Buffalo meat is more flavorful than beef but not gamey. It is comparable to beef in appearance, and texture.  However, as a nutritional source Water Buffalo has significant advantages over beef.  Not only is Water Buffalo meat lower in total fat and cholesterol, the proportion of fat of the saturated (unhealthy) type is lower.  Omega 3 fatty acids, which have been shown to be beneficial in lowering heart disease, are present in greater concentrations.  Water Buffalo meat is also richer in proteins compared to beef.  In fact the fat content of Water Buffalo Meat shines even when compared to roasted chicken breast! The result of the favorable protein to fat content is a meat that is lower in calories and higher in vitamin and mineral content. A Healthier Red Meat!            



















Also, due to the lower fat content and higher pigmentation Water Buffalo meat is usually darker than beef.


    As a further health benefit no incidents of BSE (mad cow disease) have ever occurred in any Water Buffalo anywhere in the world.



                                 Buffalo               Beef

 Calories (Kcal)   131.00           289.00

 Protein                  26.83             24.07

 Total fat (g)            1.80             20.69

 Fatty acid:

   Saturated (g)          0.60             8.13

   Monosaturated(g)  0.53              9.06

   Polysaturated(g)    0.36              0.77

   Cholesterol(mg)   61.00            90.00


    Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus,

    Potassium, Sodium, Zinc,Copper and

                     Manganese (mg)                                                       641.80          583.70


     Ascorbic acid, Thiamine, Riboflavin,

     Niacin, Pantothenic acid,Vit.B6, Folic

                acid and Vit. B12 (mg)                                                      20.95            18.52

  Animal Production Research Institute, Italy (Rocha Loures, 2001)

Water Buffalo Meat