Buffalo or Buffa-No! Would you eat it?

Buffalo or Buffa-No! Would you eat it?

5 Worthy New Years Resolutions for 2024

How are your new years resolutions going? Are you looking to be reinvigorated in your quest for health? Are you still interested in trying something new this year? Trying to develop a unique and outstanding dish that represents you to your friends and family? We have something that could help you smash all three of those goals before January's end: mince.

Mince, the family staple. It is versatile, delicious and cheap to buy and eat for you and your family. There's beef mince, chicken mince, turkey, lamb and pork mince. Mince that suits every person's needs! But the breadth of mince goes farther than you think with camel mince, and the star of our blog today, buffalo mince.

Buffalo Mince
Our buffalo mince is sourced free-range from a local buffalo farmer. Originally buffalo, or American bison, roamed freely in large herds on the Northern American continent. Native American tribes revered the buffalo as a symbol of strength, resilience, and survival. Alongside being an important cultural symbol, the buffalo was hunted (sustainably) for clothes, shelter and diet. 

Buffalo was a primary food source for many tribes due to its abundance and concentrations of lean protein, essential vitamins, and minerals. While we're not limited by our natural livestock anymore, buffalo meat can still provide us with very important nutrients that we would perhaps prefer not to find elsewhere. Some of the key health benefits of consuming buffalo meat include: 

Lean Protein Source
Buffalo meat is a rich source of high-quality, lean protein, which is essential for muscle development, tissue repair, and overall body function.

Lower in Fat and Cholesterol
Compared to traditional beef, buffalo meat is lower in fat and cholesterol, making it a heart-healthy option for individuals looking to manage their cholesterol levels and reduce their saturated fat intake.

Rich in Essential Nutrients
Bison meat is packed with essential nutrients, including iron, zinc, vitamin B12, and selenium, which play crucial roles in supporting immune function, energy production, and overall well-being.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Some studies suggest that buffalo meat may contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids compared to traditional beef, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and potential cardiovascular benefits.

All of these benefits means that buffalo is a great alternative for those watching their cholesterol, aiming to reduce the risk of heart disease or simply looking for a way to bring further balance to their diet. 


Alongside being highly nutritious, lower in fat and full of protein, buffalo meat is also unique. It is slightly sweeter than its obvious counterpart, beef, and light in flavour. It doesn't have the same gamey taste as other unconventional meats such as goat or camel, and is an excellent base for dishes inspired by its home town, the American north. Its high iron content also introduces an interesting flavour, which some have described as “earthy” or “mineral". Understanding how to cook and serve buffalo mince will not only give you a delicious and healthy meal, but will impress and surprise your friends and family. Master a dish such as the spicy buffalo chilli and it can become a staple which makes everyone think of you fondly (and will make their tummy rumble). 

Order buffalo mince here