Meats – Name your Organs

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I am lucky to have access to an incredible animal farm that’s located just outside Hamburg, Germany. When I buy my raw milk, butter and joghurt from there, I always indulge in the creamy and natural high fat content of their dairy products – just delicious! It always reminds me of my childhood years at my grandma’s in Poland where I would go to the neighbours to bring back a bucket filled to the rim with wonderful tasting milk.

Anyways, with the nutritious value of organ meats in mind I decided to order a whole pallet of organ meats from their mother-and grass-fed calves. When I told them I wanted to these organs, they were surprised that I would want these seemingly „inferior“ meats as they were usually thrown away or given to the farm dogs – what a waste of vitamins and minerals.

I received my batch of organ meats consisting of hearts, kidneys and livers. I couldn’t believe I had to pay the laughable price of merely€10 for 3kg of these high-quality organs. Talk about bang for the buck!

For those of you who have never considered eating organ meats because of a psychological barrier, I can only recommend that you give it a shot. You will be surprised by how diverse these meats differ in flavour and taste from today’s overly consumed, regular muscle meats. Moreover, many tribes such as the Massai in Africa or the Inuit in North America have valued the nutrition content of organ meats for generations. They were able to thrive on these organs while staying vibrant and free of Western diseases.

Kidney

 

Heart

 

Liver

 

I often hear people complain about how expensive it is to buy meats from grass-fed animals and how they can’t afford it. I totally get their point but if you strategically look for alternatives (such as organ meats) or buy in bulk, you can save a lot of money while still nourishing your body superbly.

 

When it comes to diet, we needn’t look  for the latest hype of fancy new foodstuffs or so-called ‚superfoods‘. Instead it would be wise to learn from history and see which foods our ancestors thrived on for some many centuries.

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