Nutritional Facts

Beefalo is a rich lean red meat that is high in protein and low in fat and cholesterol. The following charts illustrate the specific composition of Beefalo beef as defined by the USDA.

Comparison of Beefalo, Lean Beef, Chicken, and Cod.

Calories Fat G. Cholesterol Mg.
Lean Beef: T-bone steak 100g 230 12 91
Chicken: Roasted with no skin 100g 190 8 88
Cod: Broiled 100g 170 5.5 81
Beefalo: T-bone steak 100g 111 3 13

Sources:

 

  1. Canadian nutrient File, 1983 and/or Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods, 1979
  2. Calories and total fat from Agriculture Canada Study 1984
  3. Beefalo Meat Test, University of Guelph, December 5, 1985

University of Guelph Beefalo Meat test December 5, 1985

Raw Lean Composition Ground meat7/8 Beefalo T-bone Steak
7/8 Beefalo
Water raw lean % 68.18% 74.10%
Protein % 18.97% 21.22%
Total Lipids % 10.57% 2.95%
Ash % 0.92% 1.19%
Calories Per 100 gms 170.99 111.40
Calcium mg/100gms 21.00 51.80
Copper mg/100gms 0.13 0.09
Magnesium mg/100gms 18.46 24.09
Phosporus mg/100gms 143.19 204.61
Potassium mg/100gms 286.38 393.68
Zinc mg/100gms 3.60 3.44
Sodium mg/100gms 79.55 77.70
Iron mg/100gms 2.00 1.92
Cholesterol mg/100gms 20.05 12.95

 

The following information is from the USDA Nutrient Database for standard release 11 (September 1996)

Protein
Cholesterol
Saturated Fats
Total Fat
Calories
% Calories From Fat
fish-1
22.9g
47mg
.104g
.81
105
6.9%
chicken-2
31.0g
85mg
1.0g
3.5g
165
19.5%
pork-3
29.3g
86mg
3.4g
9.7g
212
41%
beef- 4
25.9g
88mg
8.5g
21.5 g
305
63.6%
Beefalo-5
30.7g
58mg
2.7g
6.3g
188
30.3%
Notes:
Source: American Beefalo International
  1. Finfish, cod, Pacific, cooked, dry heat (NDB #15192)
  2. Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, roasted (NDB #05064)
  3. Pork, fresh, composite of trimmed retail cuts (leg, loin, and shoulder), separable lean only, cooked (NDB #10093)
  4. Beef, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4″ fat, all grades, cooked (NDB #13004)
  5. Beefalo, composite of cuts, cooked, roasted (NDB #17153)
  6. All measurements taken from 100 gram servings

Beefalo Nutritional Profile

Nutrient Unit
Value per 100.0g

oz – 28.35g

lb – 453.6g
Proximates
Water g 70.89 20.10 321.56
Energy kcal 143 41 649
Protein g 23.30 6.61 105.69
Total lipid (fat) g 4.80 1.36 21.77
Carbohydrate, by difference g 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fiber, total dietary g 0.0 0.0 0.0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 18 5 82
Iron, Fe mg 2.32 0.66 10.52
Phosphorus, P mg 224 64 1016
Potassium, K mg 436 124 1978
Sodium, Na mg 78 22 354
Zinc, Zn mg 4.86 1.38 22.04
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 7.0 2.0 31.8
Thiamin mg 0.040 0.011 0.181
Riboflavin mg 0.090 0.026 0.408
Niacin mg 4.640 1.315 21.047
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 15 4 68
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.42 0.69 10.98
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 0 0 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 0 0 0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.040 0.578 9.253
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 2.040 0.578 9.253
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.150 0.043 0.680
Cholesterol mg 44 12 200

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2011. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl