What is bone marrow?
Bone marrow is found in the centre of bones, it is the soft filling that is the primary site of new blood cell production, platelets and plasma, which in turn are responsible for oxygen transportation, immune function, and blood clotting.
Traditionally marrow bones have played an important role in our diet because of their high nutritional value featuring in stews and soups, or scooped out and eaten directly from the bone.
Health Benefits of Eating Bone Marrow
Marrow bones are very nutrient dense, especially those from organic grass-fed beef marrow bones.
Our ancestors used bone marrow widely in traditional cuisines, not just in the UK but across the world.
The wide range and high density of vitamins and nutrients in organic bone marrow, make it a highly nutritious food. Such high values are hard to find elsewhere in plant foods or even muscle meats.
Collagen, glycine, glucosamine and CLA play very important roles in maintaining our health.
Rich in vitamins and nutrients:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin A
- Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
How to Cook Bone Marrow
Our organic grass-fed bone marrow is exceptionally nutritious, adding flavour and texture to stews and soups. See our Organic Healing Broth Recipehttp://www.gazegillorganics.co.uk/blog/2019/06/12/how-to-make-organic-healing-broth/
Organic Bone Marrow is also delicious when eaten straight from the bone, quite a delicacy. Here is how to do it:
Roasting marrow bones in incredibly easy.
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Place cut bones upright on baking tray (to avoid leakage)
- Roast for 15-20 mins
Times and temperatures may vary depending upon your oven.
You’ll need a thin spoon (or similar tool) to scoop out the centre. Eat directly from your spoon or use as a spread – Enjoy!