Tripe is the stomach of ruminating animals. These animals (i.e. cattle,
buffalo, sheep, deer, goats, antelope, etc.) are classified as being four-
footed, hooved, cud chewing mamals with a stomach that consists of
four chambers. The four chambers of such a stomach are known as the
rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum. The food the animal eats
(i.e. grass, hay) is swallowed unchewed and passes into the rumen and
reticulum where it is then regurgitated, chewed and mixed with saliva. It
is again swallowed and then passed through the reticulum and omasum
into the abomasum, where it is then further broken down by the gastric
juices, amino acids and other digestive enzymes. Yummy!
So how can something so disgusting, be so good? These same gastric
juices and enzymes not only aid the animal in digestion, but also aid the
dog in digesting and efficiently utilizing his food. The amino acids are
necessary for muscular development and, the other gastric juices, I
believe, are the best cleaner for their teeth.
Green tripe does not necessarily refer to it's color. In this instance it
refers to the fact that it has not been touched - not cleaned, not
bleached and not scalded. It's actual color is brown, however, sometimes
there will be a greenish tint due to the grass or hay the animal ate just
Nothing beats the "green" tripe from a freshly slaughtered animal, but in
an effort to make our lives easier, we now have available green tripe that
has been ground and frozen, packaged in different size packs and it
looks something like this:
GreenTripe.com's sources are from GRASSFED and ORGANIC animals that
are USDA inspected and passed for Human Consumption. They are
antibiotic free and no hormones have been added.
Copied from the GreenTripe website.
What is Green Tripe??