Meat Cuts

Buffalo meat is very low in fat, less than 2% and comparatively low in cholesterol, this leanness makes buffalo meat very healthy. The fat composition in the lean meat has a higher proportion of polyunsaturated and omega 3 fatty acids than in chicken lamb or beef. Buffalo meat has been found to be very high in protein, iron and zinc content.


Buffalo meat has about the same protein content as chicken, 45% more iron, 61% less saturated fat and 33% less cholesterol. Table 1 gives the nutritional analysis of "TenderBuff" compared with other meats.

Table 1. Nutrient analysis of meat types per 100 g raw lean edible portion
  Energy (kJ) Protein (g) Iron (g) Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Saturated fat (g) Monounsaturated fat (g) Polyunsaturated fat (g)
TenderBuff unspecified cut 416 20.4 1.6 1.4 46 0.46 0.42 0.27
Chicken unspecified cut 506 21.0 1.1 4.2 69 1.18 1.81 0.47
Beef unspecified cut 502 22.0 2.2 3.7 60 1.6 1.52 0.24
Fish unspecified type 386 18.0 0.3 2.2 60 0.54 0.45 0.55

Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
© Northern Territory Government, 2006
ISSN 0157-8243
Serial No. 690
Agdex No. 487/87


Water Buffalo Meat Cut Book
A detailed publication on the TenderBuff program - including information on nutritional composition, cooking recommendations, buffalo meat cuts, further processed products, fancy meats, packaging and genetics.

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Buffalo Meat Cuts
Water Buffalo Recipes
Mouth-watering, tasty recipes for lean, flavourful buffalo meat and cheese.

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