Bone marrow (food)

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Bone cuts with marrow.

Bone marrow, when eaten as food, is the bone marrow of animals. There are different marrows. Some are red and some are yellow.

Overview[change | change source]

The marrow is on the inside of the bone. Mammals have bone marrow.

Cuts of bones are usually sold with the marrow inside. The marrow has a lot of fat.[1]

Bone marrow can be cooked the same way as meat.

Around the world[change | change source]

Soup with bone and its marrow.

In Vietnam, people put beef bone marrow in a soup called phở. In the Philippines, the soup bulalo is made mostly of beef stock and bone marrow, vegetables, and boiled meat. It is also used in another soup called kansi.

In India and Pakistan, slow-cooked marrow is used in a dish called nalli nihari.[source?]

Beef bone marrow is also a used in the Italian dish ossobuco, which is braised veal shanks. Beef marrow bones are also used in the French pot-au-feu broth, with some sea salt.[source?]

In Kathmandu, Nepal, Sapu Mhichā, which is a leaf tripe bag stuffed with bone marrow, is a delicacy served during special occasions. The bag is boiled and fried, and is eaten when the marrow is still molten.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bone Marrow: Whole Body Nutrition and Benefits". Enviromedica. Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  2. Vaidya, Tulasī Rāma; Mānandhara, Triratna; Joshi, Shankar Lal (1993). Social History of Nepal. Anmol Publications. p. 168. ISBN 9788170417996.