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Is Ox Tail Offal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 09, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Until now I was thinking that I don't eat much offal. I eat pate' once or twice a week. However, I do eat Ox Tail about once a week. Is this considered offal? I am not sure, but I believe the amino acid make-up of it is different than your typical muscle meat (less tryptophan, etc). Would really be interested in knowing this. I love Ox Tail. It is really delicious.

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on April 09, 2011
at 07:29 AM

There's some discussion here http://paleohacks.com/questions/31723/n-3-n-6-ratios-tell-me-how-this-is-wrong/31743#31743 (of grassfed versus conventional in general). I would heartily recommend it, just so that you can get all the gelatin and bones.

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on April 09, 2011
at 05:48 AM

Certainly more nutritious than lean muscle. Are you cooking it in a way to extract all the goodness from the cartilage?

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:47 AM

so is tongue, technically.

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:46 AM

heart is muscle meat.

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:42 AM

aha. i misread that.

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on April 09, 2011
at 12:39 AM

I understand and tried to convey that- I think oxtail is far more widley used than than most left overs of an animal. But in American anything outside a prime cut is offal.

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on April 09, 2011
at 12:29 AM

why do you say that?

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on April 09, 2011
at 12:19 AM

dunno bout ox tail but pigs tail isnt so much muscle meat as it is fat and cartilage. Delicious delicious delicious fat and cartilage. Oh man i wish i were eating that for dinner .

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 09, 2011
at 05:53 AM

Ox tail is not offal at all, it is really gud!

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:40 AM

Sorry to hijack, but would it be bad to eat a lot of conventional ox tail, local but not grass-fed?

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on April 09, 2011
at 07:29 AM

There's some discussion here http://paleohacks.com/questions/31723/n-3-n-6-ratios-tell-me-how-this-is-wrong/31743#31743 (of grassfed versus conventional in general). I would heartily recommend it, just so that you can get all the gelatin and bones.

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:38 AM

Well the actual meat attached to the oxtail is indeed muscle meat. Generally offal refers to all the non muscle meat meat on an animal: organs, heart, tongue, brain, etc. I personally would not call oxtail offal, it's a muscle in the same way that, say, filet or ribeye is. Delicious though it is.

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:47 AM

so is tongue, technically.

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:46 AM

heart is muscle meat.

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on April 09, 2011
at 12:32 AM

offal is a term that encompasses more than just organ meat. It is obviously not an organ, but it is "offal".

http://www.offalgood.com/what-is-offal

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on April 09, 2011
at 01:42 AM

aha. i misread that.

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on April 09, 2011
at 12:39 AM

I understand and tried to convey that- I think oxtail is far more widley used than than most left overs of an animal. But in American anything outside a prime cut is offal.

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on April 09, 2011
at 12:22 AM

I say NO Nose, and tongue are more offal outside the organ meats, like heart brains and kidneys than oxtail.

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on April 09, 2011
at 12:29 AM

why do you say that?

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