If you are into eating "all" of a butchered animal, then animal offal is your thing. In some cultures, the throat, heart, stomach, and brains of animals are considered offal delicacies. Bon appétit!

The word offal comes from a combination of the words off and fall with the idea that anything that's considered offal has "fallen off" the butcher's block — no one wants to eat that! Some people use these entrails and internal organs to prepare foods, which are sometimes called "sweetbreads," a somewhat misleading name for the offal faint-of-heart. Sweetbreads can refer to anything from the heart, to the tongue, to the testicles. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Definitions of offal

n viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans

Type of:
organs, variety meat
edible viscera of a butchered animal

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