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I roast some bone marrow yesterday. served it with toast and salt. It was delicious. But as I was wondering is bone marrow just fat?

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  1. Bone marrow does indeed contain a lot of fat, but it is also contains a good amount of protein.

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    1. My dad used to broil steaks that had lots of marrow, then he would spread the marrow on the bread, dip them in the drippings from the steak and broil them lightly. Boy was that good eating!

      1. Regarding the fat content of bone marrow (from Wikipedia)...

        'Bone marrow as a food'

        "Though once used in various preparations, including pemmican, bone marrow for human consumption in America has recently fallen out of favor as a food. Now, it is commonly used only as a flavoring for soups and sauces, although dishes with intact bone marrow can still be found in some European restaurants. Bone marrow is a source of protein and high in monounsaturated fats. These fats are known to decrease LDL cholesterol levels resulting in a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, prompting some to make bone marrow a dietary staple. The actual health effects of the addition of bone marrow to the diet remain unclear."

        And for you Soup, here's a link to an interesting recipe from 'UKTV Food', Roast Bone Marrow and Parsley Salad. Maybe you might like to try this.

        http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/512153

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        1. re: crt

          When I was growing up my mother used to make soup with beef bone, then we would scrape out the marrow and eat it on toast. It's delicious, but very rich.