Is Bone Marrow Considered Offal?

Is Bone Marrow Considered Offal?

Faith Durand
Mar 3, 2011

Q: Over dinner with friends last night, we came upon a question: Is marrow considered offal?

Half of us said no, offal is limited to organ meats. The other half said yes, offal is anything that people don't normally want to eat.

I was hoping your readers could settle this for us?

Sent by Sharif

Editor: Sharif, the definition of offal says that it includes the "entrails and internal organs" of an animal, so it doesn't seem to technically include marrow. Readers, what do you think? What do you consider offal?


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