Variety Meats: Sweetbreads

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What are sweetbreads?

Variety Meats: Sweetbreads

If you are at a restaurant and sweetbreads are on the menu, you better make sure you know what you are ordering. The delicacy sweetbread is not actually bread. It is a variety meat. It is the thymus gland. Sweetbreads consist of the heart lobe and the throat lobe. Of the two, the heart lobe is thought to be the more delicious of the pair.



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