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Should I eat bone marrow/liver/offal from low quality meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Apparently, I can't find beef offal/liver/bones from grass-fed animals in my town. I also can't seem to find "normal" grain-fed pieces of these specific cuts in my local supermarket. The only place where I can get such cuts is on my local Chinese super-market, which has even lower quality meat than in most popular supermarket chains (super-cheap, and their chicken is always somewhat discolored -- kinda scary shopping there). See, there are two qualities of grain-fed meat: the bad, and the worst. And when it comes to offal, I can only find the worst kind.

So what should I do? Should I continue buying these low-quality-looking beef bones/livers/hearts, or should I scrap them altogether? Are the "good" parts of such food overpower the badness, or the badness overpowers the goodness?

EDIT: I live in the Bay Area (not in SF), but I don't drive. So I buy stuff from places close to my house & town (either by foot, or local bus).

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on October 12, 2011
at 01:18 AM

I'd use CAFO bones for stock, I do currently. Same for eating marrow. For organs (for me I just stick with liver) I eat only fully pastured grass fed ones.

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on October 12, 2011
at 01:16 AM

That is a very good point

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on October 11, 2011
at 11:31 PM

why do u consider meat from chinese supermarket to be the worst? i would like to find out more on this idea because i actually buy almost all my organs in a chinese supermarket.

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:55 PM

I mean obviously don't eat rotten meat, but if it's just a matter of questionable provenance, I'd say go ahead.

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:43 PM

I agree. If you can't get first best, get what is seond best. It's about the choices to we can really make.

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:31 PM

What do you mean by "tainted"?

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:15 PM

Sage, I edited the first post to explain my situation.

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:10 PM

i'd be shocked! it looks like she lives in SF

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on October 11, 2011
at 08:44 PM

Where do you live? There might be resources you haven't tried yet to try and find grass fed goodness.

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5b4fd1d0dcb02b1cc3c666ece9e5983d

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:19 PM

I make bone broth from corn fed bones. I eat liver sausage from similar sources. I think it is still better than Doritos and Pepsi.

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:43 PM

I agree. If you can't get first best, get what is seond best. It's about the choices to we can really make.

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on October 11, 2011
at 10:03 PM

All cows start out on pasture, so you could at least buy veal liver with a certain degree of confidence. (Less time to accumulate toxins too.)

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on October 12, 2011
at 01:16 AM

That is a very good point

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on October 11, 2011
at 10:49 PM

The safest part would be the liver. Unless the animal is near death, the liver will continue detoxifying right to the end and will be relatively clean compared to the rest of the animal.

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:03 PM

I'd be surprised if you couldn't at least get a market to order you some organs from their meat supplier. Assuming that this doesn't pan out, it would be worthwhile to eat liver from any source so long as it isn't actually tainted.

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:15 PM

Sage, I edited the first post to explain my situation.

5b4fd1d0dcb02b1cc3c666ece9e5983d

(1169)

on October 11, 2011
at 09:31 PM

What do you mean by "tainted"?

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:10 PM

i'd be shocked! it looks like she lives in SF

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on October 11, 2011
at 09:55 PM

I mean obviously don't eat rotten meat, but if it's just a matter of questionable provenance, I'd say go ahead.

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on October 16, 2011
at 07:06 PM

Order from US Wellness meats?

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