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Would you eat the marrow from grain-fed but organic and otherwise groovy bones?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I always eat the marrow when I score grass-fed bones for bone-broth. About once a month, I can only get Whole Foods bones which are antibiotic and hormone free, but are grain fed. I feel that it is better to have some less-than-perfect bone-broth than none at all, but I have been throwing out the marrow and tallow that results. Is this prudent or wasteful?

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Well, no, not marrow specifically. That wasn't what I meant. I meant good, quality food products in general, of which marrow is an example. I would never not eat something I already had just because it wasn't grass-fed, if it was otherwise a good food.

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on November 11, 2012
at 04:46 PM

Overall, agree, but it's not like one needs marrow in one's diet.

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I would eat it, for sure. Eating Paleo in general is orders of magnitude better than SAD - grain-fed vs grass-fed, while certainly better, won't give you nearly as much of an advantage as simply switching to Paleo.

I don't remember which WAPF blog I read this on and my Google-fu isn't working for me at the moment. But someone asked her a question about eating fat from grain-fed animals compared to grass-fed and cited build-up of toxins as her concern. The blogger's response was that our water is generally toxic, too, with all the fluoride and chlorine and all. But is the solution to stop drinking water? No! We need water, and it is better to have water with a little bit of yuck in it than no water at all. Same with animal fats including what's in marrow- we need them!

So, eat your marrow! Better to have the marrow that is a step down from optimal than no marrow at all.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on November 11, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Well, no, not marrow specifically. That wasn't what I meant. I meant good, quality food products in general, of which marrow is an example. I would never not eat something I already had just because it wasn't grass-fed, if it was otherwise a good food.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 11, 2012
at 04:46 PM

Overall, agree, but it's not like one needs marrow in one's diet.

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on November 11, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Yes, I eat it all the time!

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