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Eating Bone Marrow??

Fellas quick question…
What nutritional value does bone marrow have???

I ask because almost every time I eat chicken I eat the bone marrow.

[quote]NeoSpartan wrote:
Fellas quick question…
What nutritional value does bone marrow have???

I ask because almost every time I eat chicken I eat the bone marrow.[/quote]

I think it depends on the age and type of animal. Here’s the nutritional info for raw caribou bone marrow:

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c226S.html

I eat the marrow from beef shanks when I braise them. The marrow for beef seems to be high in fat.

yes, high in monounsaturated fat. early hominids were said to subsist mostly off scavanged brain and marrow of game kill from large predators. these are the two main sources of food while our brains developed from ape to man.

lamb leg chops with the bone in, get a nice little piece of marrow for the end. juicy.

use a pressure cooker for the chicken. you can eat the BONES. they will spread like butter. I kid you not. at least, the ends will. the longer drumstick part will stay hard.

also, making a stew with the bone in, in a pressure cooker, nice, all the goodies. my wife likes to make one out of a pigs foot. it is yum! f@#$ck I’m hungry now

thanks for the reply fellas…

I prefer to eat the bone and bone marrow when the chicken is well cooked. Its all crunchy.

Oh and thanks for the link, that site is really sweet.

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I’ve seen this around a lot lately for some reason. Apparently the stuff tastes unbelievable, and from what I hear it’s all unadaultered protein.

I’ll let someone else look into it though :wink:

-dizzle

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:
I dunno about you guys, but I would steer clear of the marrow of any intensively farmed animal, especially chicken.

In fact I only ever eat free-range organic if I can.

Perhaps the reason that presure cooked chicken bones will spread like butter is because they are so immature in the first place. Just a thought…

bushy[/quote]

Good Point.

[quote]Shoebolt wrote:
bushidobadboy wrote:
I dunno about you guys, but I would steer clear of the marrow of any intensively farmed animal, especially chicken.

In fact I only ever eat free-range organic if I can.

Perhaps the reason that presure cooked chicken bones will spread like butter is because they are so immature in the first place. Just a thought…

bushy

Good Point.
[/quote]

you know… I think he was exaggerating when he said that. I do know however, that wings and exposed bones of chicken when cooked are easy to eat. But thats normal.

I love the taste and texture of the cartilage found at the joints of chicken wings, legs, etc. Any one else?

[quote]TheWookie wrote:
I love the taste and texture of the cartilage found at the joints of chicken wings, legs, etc. Any one else? [/quote]

I’ve been eating the chicken cartilage since I was a little kid. I try to eat it quietly, but to no avail. The crunching grossed out my last girlfriend. This one is way better and doesn’t seem to mind.

[quote]
Perhaps the reason that presure cooked chicken bones will spread like butter is because they are so immature in the first place. Just a thought…

you know… I think he was exaggerating when he said that. [/quote]

NO I WAS NOT EXAGGERATING.

NO, the chicken is not some crap chicken. It is organic chicken and if you cook it normally the bones don’t go soft. If you cook it 20-30 mins the bones don’t go soft. After 40-50 mins in a pressure cooker the bones ends which are normally hard, go soft as butter and I am not f$#%king exaggerating, you can spread them. Or eat them, whatever.

Similarly, really tough meat gets tenderised when cooked under pressure. Especially if you throw in some parsley.

you have to try it to believe it, it is pretty impressive. also the pressure and heat kills more germs and cooked food keeps longer in fridge.

And tell me again why you would eat bones??

Lol this thread sounds like the caveman corner. Ok so which of you guys is it that plays in the GIECO commercials??

[quote]TheWookie wrote:
I love the taste and texture of the cartilage found at the joints of chicken wings, legs, etc. Any one else? [/quote]

I pick the bones clean when I eat them. Love it.

[quote]CrewPierce wrote:
And tell me again why you would eat bones??

Lol this thread sounds like the caveman corner. Ok so which of you guys is it that plays in the GIECO commercials??[/quote]

'Cause they taste GOOD!!!
Plus it takes you back to days old, when "…A hungry man would pick up a sharp stick, sit quietly by a watering hole in the early morn, and wait until breakfast strolled up for a sip of water.

Along with four-legged extra value meals, there were tasty sources of protein and healthy fats swimming in the oceans and rivers. When the hunting and fishing weren’t that good, there were things growing in the ground that could sustain a man and his family.

Man’s body adapted to this simple diet and this was also good."
T-Dawg Diet
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=473067

Magarhe I will definitely give that a try. I know pressure cooked meat gets so soft that the fibers come apart.

Pressure cookers are amazing at speeding up the process of braising (cooking with moist heat) meat. Brown the meat before you add liquid and vegetables.

Don’t be tempted to use the pressure cooker your mom got for a wedding present 20 years ago and never used because she didn’t know how. Buy a new one for yourself. Twenty years of sitting in the closet doesn’t agree with the rubber seals. Believe me, I know. I blew one up. I saw a whole curry chicken explosively escape through a hole less than the size of a dime and hit the ceiling 13 feet up. BOOM!!!

Curry chicken has an explosive affect on me as well.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

[quote]Loose Tool wrote:
Pressure cookers are amazing at speeding up the process of braising (cooking with moist heat) meat. Brown the meat before you add liquid and vegetables.

Don’t be tempted to use the pressure cooker your mom got for a wedding present 20 years ago and never used because she didn’t know how. Buy a new one for yourself. Twenty years of sitting in the closet doesn’t agree with the rubber seals. Believe me, I know. I blew one up. I saw a whole curry chicken explosively escape through a hole less than the size of a dime and hit the ceiling 13 feet up. BOOM!!![/quote]