Oxtail is exactly what it sounds like: the tail of an ox, although it’s been expanded to include tails from all cattle. It’s a pretty boney meat, which means it’s not only Paleo-friendly, it’s an extremely rich source of nutrients.
Paleo and Nutrient-Rich Foods
You probably know by now that Paleo is all about eating nutrient-rich foods, and it’s hard to get much more nutritious than bones. They come loaded with minerals, calcium and phosphorous just being a couple. They also come with collagen, gelatin, and magnesium, all of which are essential nutrients that make up the raw materials needed to build and maintain our own bones and teeth.
Take Advantage of the Deals
Oxtail is another one of those odd bits that many Americans have gotten away from eating, even though they’re a staple in many other cultures around the world. This just means more for us (and better deals).
Great Stew Meat
Because oxtail is largely bone, it’s best if it’s slow-cooked. It makes a great stock base for soup. Just throw some vegetables in with your oxtail, let it all simmer, and you’ve got one nutritious meal!
Mark Sisson has a whole list of reasons why we should all be eating bones.