The Other Meat Food Fight: Ostrich vs. Bison

 

There’s more to warm-weather grilling than just chicken and beef. Try ground bison or ostrich—two relatively low-fat alternatives that pack massive amounts of both protein and iron.

As far as nutritional value is concerned, the two are nearly identical. “Ostrich is considered a red meat, and if you look at the comparison [to bison], both are very similar,” says Ruth Frechman, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “The iron content is very similar, too.” There’s just one caveat: These meats tend to dry out when cooked too quickly. To preserve flavor and juices, grill both on low to medium heat.

Tale of the Tape:

Ostrich

Price: $12.99 (16 oz)
Fat: 9g
Calories: 165
Protein: 20g
*All nutrition per (100g)
Bison

Price: $9.29 (16 oz)
Fat: 7g
Calories: 146
Protein: 20g
*All nutrition per (100g)
Winner: DRAW

 

 

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