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Frozen bone marrow
« on: January 18, 2012, 02:03:01 am »
Does anyone know if fats like bone marrow are more or less damaged by freezing than meats?  I'm guessing less because they have less liquid in them? 
I am just wondering, because I can get fresh marrow bones for $6/lb or frozen for $1/lb...sooo thats a big price difference! :-P

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Re: Frozen bone marrow
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 04:23:44 am »
I'd say they are less damaged, because they are mostly fat.  Try both, though.  See if you notice a difference in your health.  Grass-fed is the most important.

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Re: Frozen bone marrow
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 05:20:58 am »
I would get all that I could fresh. I eat both, but I prefer fresh. Frozen isn't bad, but I can tell a difference. The bones are heavy, so that is a big difference in price. I supplement my diet with frozen fat/meat. I am sure some nutrition is lost, but stressing out over every detail is a killer.
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Re: Frozen bone marrow
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 05:43:21 am »
Oh, I know!!  I'm really trying to figure out our food budget, without stressing over minute details, but its so hard because there are so many variables! :-S  And compared to the "average" people, we do spend a lot on food, and I'm OK with that; however I do need to keep it reasonable...
I definitely like how the fresh tastes better, plus its from grassfed bison which are more "wild" than cows so that is another plus. 
But I think I'll have to make fresh meat a priority, since it loses so much more nutrition when frozen plus fresh meat tastes WAYYYY better than frozen (IMO).  I did read somewhere that marrow is mostly MUFA though--does that make a huge difference in how its affected by storage/freezing, since they go rancid faster?
So maybe I'll do 1/4 fresh and 3/4 frozen or something for marrow bones...
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Re: Frozen bone marrow
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 12:11:52 pm »
.  I did read somewhere that marrow is mostly MUFA though--does that make a huge difference in how its affected by storage/freezing, since they go rancid faster?


I'd say, in general, the harder fats are less affected by freezing, like suet, mature coconut meat, etc.. That's just a guess, though.

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Re: Frozen bone marrow
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 12:58:08 am »

There was a thread here on edible portion/weight for bone marrow. Your $6/lb is really entering filet mignon prices for animal food when realizing how little of that weight is edible. If you have a 'budget' of any kind...I wouldn't really buy it unless fat is just a small amount of your intake. On a fat based diet, maybe if you are eating an already fatty steak that is fresh, buy some fresh marrow - type of thing.

Scott Wheeler  (Who is one of the main AV acolytes these days. Dude really knows his stuff) seems to part somewhat with AV on freezing..in terms of how damaging it is anyway [search his site for: "bone marrow"]

"Eating frozen bone marrow is not harmful but most of the nutritional benefits will be compromised. The same is true for meat, although muscle meat is less likely to contain stored toxins so conventionally raised is acceptable occasionally."

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IMO, sources of collagen, fat, and fatty organs (which likely freeze well) or otherwise (liver,glands etc..)... that have been frozen being deemed as "not harmful but lacking x benefits" by basically extremists, translates to me in non-primal-speak as "we don't know how much benefits are lost (or increased) with freezing". Odds are, any variety achieved through these foods (even frozen) is better than 'supplementing' your diet with only seafood, eggs, fruits/veggies, or even wild muscle meats IMO...as these nutrients are NOT the same.

- Probably not a good idea to eat ANY kind of grainfed fats/organs etc...of course.

That said there can even be arguments that freezing maintains nutrients. Largely the issue for most folks is the"problematic bacterias", but here you have Wheeler at least saying that really isn't much of an issue.  If one doesn't find themselves totally sensitive to frozen foods, probably ok to keep them in regularly.

...Years later if one is still on the diet one can stress more over such things and compare/contrast.

Just my take.



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