I eat Beef Bone marrow about 3/4 times a week, on my rest days. I love it a lot, I've been eating it since I was a little boy. I LOVE eating it with ground beef. What my mom does is she makes ground beef on one side, boils bone marrow on the other. Then I heat the bones with ground beef. Then, spread it all over the food !
While I find it extremely tasty, my mom is still against my ''excessive'' bone marrow consumption. Also, how good is it for bone health ?
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I eat it because it tastes great and has a phenomenal texture. What is your mother's concern about it?
I don't know about eating marrow for bone strength, but it is a great fat and calorie source.
http://www.indiana.edu/~origins/teach/P380/proteins.html Scroll about halfway down the page to find info about hunter/gatherer tribes and bone marrow.
There's an entry on the nutritional value of bone marrow here:
The benefits are enjoyment, as preceded by drooling and followed by satisfaction. Try roasting then adding salt, lemon and fresh parsley.
How old are you?
Secondly, according to this site, bone marrow is high in iron, phosphorus and other minerals. I don't see how eating it is going to strengthen your bones. Eat leafy greens for your calcium.
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No, seriously. I really, really love bone barrow. It's full of protein and fat, loads of minerals too.
I haven't read anything about it's value in bone strengthening.
I don't eat it very often - usually only when I make homemade beef stock and have the marrow bones. (I haven't bought marrow bones for the sole purpose of roasting them to eat the marrow, but perhaps...)
Sometimes I just eat it with a spoon. It is so rich and luxurious. But it's delicious spread on a grain-free cracker, sprinkled with a tiny bit of salt.