Buffalo good for the Earth and your Heart
By Mark A. Tilsen, Sr., President, Native American Natural Foods
Buffalo is a heart-healthy,* nutrient-dense, lean protein that contains mono and polyunsaturated fat, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids. Buffalo is naturally low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat. It is high in Vitamin B6, B12, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, potassium, riboflavin and niacin.
All of our Tanka products are made from 100 percent all-natural Buffalo. They are gluten-free, contain no nitrates, hormones or MSG. Our Tanka Dogs are also a good source of iron and calcium. The Tanka Dog is also lower in sodium than the Natural and Organic category leader of beef and pork hot dogs.
The American Heart Association recommends buffalo meat for a heart-healthy diet because of its low fat and cholesterol content.
Tanka products in a class of their own
While the majority of the nation's leading hot dog and processed-meat products are extremely high in saturated fat (sometimes as high as 50 to 60 percent total fat) and cholesterol, Tanka products are in a class of their own.
Our Tanka Dog contains 9 grams of protein per serving at the standard 56 gram size and 14 grams of protein per serving at our food service 90 gram size. This is a greater source of protein than the nation's leading natural brand's beef hot dog.
Filling a void
Over the past several years, there has been an emergence of buffalo-based products throughout restaurants, cafes and local meat markets. In spite of the recent surge of buffalo products, such as burgers, jerky and steaks, the market still lacks a nutritionally balanced, great-tasting, 100 percent buffalo hot dog. The Tanka Dog fills this void and stands at the top of the category because of its incredible taste and outstanding nutritional profile.
In accordance with the Mediterranean diet and the Zone diet, and several recent studies of chronic disease, such as diabetes, it has been recommended to consume a balance of mono and poly-unsaturated fat, termed by physicians as "good fat" (containing a greater ratio of HDL than LDL) on a daily basis. While maintaining their Heart Healthy status, our Tanka Dogs and other Tanka products are good sources of mono and poly-unsaturated fat. Buffalo are both environmentally friendly and people friendly.
*All Tanka products (with the exception of our 90g Tanka Dog) meet the USDA and Code of Federal Regulations requirements for a Heart Healthy claim.