*Sold by the pound, in non-vacuum sealed packages. Bone marrow is an ingredient that has been enjoyed worldwide for thousands of years. More recently, it has become a delicacy in gourmet restaurants and trendy eateries alike. It has also started gaining traction in health and fitness circles, due to its stellar nutrient profile and multitude of benefits.
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Bone marrow contains a good amount of calories and fat, as well as small amounts of nutrients like protein and vitamin B12.
For example, one tablespoon (14 grams) of raw caribou bone marrow provides (2 Source, 3 Source):
- Calories: 110
- Total fat: 12 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Vitamin B12: 7% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Riboflavin: 6% of the RDI
- Iron: 4% of the RDI
- Vitamin E: 2% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 1% of the RDI
- Thiamine: 1% of the RDI
- Vitamin A: 1% of the RDI
Bone marrow provides a small amount of the B vitamins pantothenic acid, thiamine, and biotin, which are needed for important bodily processes, including energy production (3 Source).
It’s also rich in collagen, the most abundant protein in your body. Supplementing your diet with collagen is thought to promote skin health and reduce joint pain (4 Source).
Moreover, bone marrow produced from cows, goats, sheep, and moose contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of fat that could decrease inflammation and enhance immune function (5 Source, 6 Source).
Though more research is needed, bone marrow is also thought to provide several other key compounds, including glycine, glucosamine, and chondroitin (7, 8, 9 Source).