Two delicious, nutrient-dense ingredients in one wonderful garnish/condiment: Bone Marrow Butter!
Bone marrow refers to the flexible bone tissue found inside the body. Bone marrow is a fatty, jello like substance found in the core of bones. In humans, the bone marrow helps to produce blood cells. Generally, bone marrow makes up almost 5% of the whole body mass. Bone marrow exists in two types and both types have countless capillaries and blood vessels.
In certain parts of the world, bone marrow is considered a delicacy. For instance, beef soup in Germany is served together with bone marrow. In Vietnam, the bone marrow acts like the base of the soup for the main staple dish. A popular soup in Philippines is primarily made using marrow bones and beef, and then seasoned with boiled meat and vegetables.
It is very popular due to its health benefits:
– fulfills many vital roles due to its high content of vitamins, minerals. Bone marrow contains important microelements: calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese, and other mineral-Laden chemicals. It also contains Vitamin A in its complete form. Moreover, in the bone marrow these trace elements are already in the right condition and concentration for the body – highly bioavailable. Shortage of such microelements may lead to anemia, weakening of the immune system which is responsible for protecting the body from infections and antigens, chronic fatigue and weakness, development of cardiovascular and other heavy diseases. Pregnant women require higher amount of these minerals and vitamins. Bone marrow strengthens the immunity, improves the cardiovascular and renal system, stimulates hormonal secretion and sexual function of the organism, improves memory, sleep, emotional mood, perception, comprehension and instinctively-conscious reflection of the person.
– essential fatty acids. Bone marrow consists of mostly monounsaturated fat. It also contains less amount of polyunsaturated fat and conjugated linoleic acid which is known as a potent cancer inhibitor. Bone marrow is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid which is essential for the proper functioning of the brain. It is an excellent source of glycine, which is an amino used to make and repair other proteins in the body. Fatty acid deficiency can result in delayed wound healing, different types of skin problems, weak immune system, etc.
– source of lipids (alkylglycerols). Bone marrow contains alkylglycerols which are involved in the production of white blood cells in the bone marrow. They protect the body against infections and contribute to health maintenance of cells under serious immune problems such as cancer. When a person has cancer, the level of alkylglycerols rises within tumor cells in order to control cell growth. Alkylglycerols can also be found in mothers’ milk.
– helps the immune system to carrying oxygen to cells in the body.
– one of the most effective remedies for the gut lining.
ORGANIC SOURCES OF BONES
Toxins in animals are usually stored in fatty areas of bones such as bone marrow. It is very important to find bones from grass fed healthy animals such as grass-fed cows, organic poultry bones, bison, lamb.
You can also make a very nutrient dense broth!
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