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gristle: data anyone?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 04, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Does anyone have a link to nutrition data for gristle(a.k.a animal connective tissue)? I have searched the net and sites have only said to 'trim off the fat'---not very useful advice. I hope the PALEOS can enlighten me on this issue...

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on April 05, 2011
at 04:10 PM

If you live near an Asian supermarket, you can buy tendon. That's your best bet.

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on April 05, 2011
at 04:41 AM

A good Idea. I fried it without thinking of that as an option. Next time...

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Thanks for the link, it appears very thorough. Answer to the other posts: I intend to eat quite alot of gelatin(mainly in the form of marrow bones with attached meat/periosteum/etc. THomas, do you have any ideas what the best cuts of beef are for gelatin/collagen/connective tissue?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 05, 2011
at 12:33 AM

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 05, 2011
at 01:09 AM

Thanks for the link, it appears very thorough. Answer to the other posts: I intend to eat quite alot of gelatin(mainly in the form of marrow bones with attached meat/periosteum/etc. THomas, do you have any ideas what the best cuts of beef are for gelatin/collagen/connective tissue?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 05, 2011
at 04:10 PM

If you live near an Asian supermarket, you can buy tendon. That's your best bet.

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on April 05, 2011
at 12:01 AM

A variable amount of the gristle is indigestible, so I don't think you'll find solid data on this. My question to you is: do you really eat enough gristle to worry about a detailed analysis?

There was a previous thread on gristle (or "grizzle" acc. to David Csonka), but it didn't answer your particular question. The consensus was that it's ok for either you or your dog to eat gristle.

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on April 04, 2011
at 11:57 PM

I haven't found any nutrition data, but the makeup of gristle is basically collagen, gelatin, and amino acids, so you may be able to approximate from there.

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on April 05, 2011
at 02:35 AM

I save it back for making bone broth. It adds a nice thickness and smoothness to the broth.

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on April 05, 2011
at 04:41 AM

A good Idea. I fried it without thinking of that as an option. Next time...

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