What is tripe?

Tripe is the edible lining from the stomach of various farm animals. Beef tripe is made from the muscle wall of a cow's alimentary canal, after having removed the interior mucosal lining.

There are four types of tripe, as the animal's digestive system is divided into four chambers: the rumen - also known as a paunch, blanket, flat or smooth tripe - is one of the three pre-stomachs and the largest compartment of the alimentary canal. This is where the microbial fermentation of ingested feed happens; the reticulum - also known as honeycomb, pocket tripe, bonnet or kings-hood - is the second pre-stomach; the omasum - also know as book, bible, leaf tripe, fardel, manyplies or psalterium - is the third pre-stomach; and the abomasum - also known as maw, rennet-bag, or reed tripe - is the fourth and final compartment, and the true stomach in the ruminants' digestive system.


Nutritional values

Raw beef tripe nutritional value per 100 grams or 3.5 ounces
(µg = micrograms / mg = milligrams)

Energy 355 kJ (85 kcal)

  • Carbohydrates 0 g
    Sugars 0 g
    Dietary fibre 0 g
    Protein 12.07 g

  • Fat 3.69 g
    Saturated 1.291 g
    Monounsaturated 1.533 g
    Polyunsaturated 0.180 g

  • Vitamin A 0 µg
    Vitamin B1 0 mg
    Vitamin B2 0.064 mg
    Vitamin B3 0.881 mg
    Vitamin B5 0.1 mg
    Vitamin B6 0.014 mg
    Vitamin B9 5 µg
    Vitamin B12 1.39 µg
    Vitamin C 0 mg
    Vitamin D 0 µg
    Vitamin E 0.09 mg
    Vitamin K 0 µg

  • Calcium 69 mg
    Iron 0.59 mg
    Magnesium 13 mg
    Manganese 0.085 mg
    Phosphorus 64 mg
    Potassium 67 mg
    Sodium 97 mg
    Zinc 1.42 mg

    Water 84.16 g



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