Those of a queasy nature should read no further …
New dad Nick Baines decided to celebrate his child’s birth by experimenting with placentophagy – eating the placenta to ingest its nutrients. He turned his wife’s placenta into a smoothie and a taco.
The smoothie, he says writing for The Guardian, was no great shakes. “Up front was the distinct flavour of banana, superseded by a metallic, bloody backnote. It had a mineral earthiness to it and tasted exactly like the delivery room had smelled.”
But the taco was a different story. “The meat was rich, with a beef-like quality. It was tender, kind of like roast brisket and not dissimilar to Texas BBQ.”
There is a whole movement out there of people chowing down on the things and a recipe book that shows you how to transform it into a lasagne or a kebab.
Read Nick’s piece in the Guardian in all it glory http://bit.ly/PWzk1H