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Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Eating Placenta

"Once rinsed, it’s steamed with frankincense and myrrh or ginger and lemon to mitigate the smell, likened to liver. It’s then sliced into steak-tip sized strips, dried to a jerky-like consistency, and ground into a fine powder that can be poured into capsules. The refrigerated pills can be consumed over the one- to two-month post-partum period." —What, no placentartare? [Thanks, Kristen!]

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saythatscool

Yeah I do this every time the dog has puppies.

ontheedge

@saythatscool - of course not - but your dog certainly knows to eat it's afterbirth - all mammals do!

shoogyboom

No thank you.

punkahontas

OH MY GOD. I was just grossed out by this very same thing on Monday! I was sitting in a cafe and there was a woman interviewing a doula next to me, with specific emphasis on either preserving or eating the placenta. Things I overheard included "It smells like steamed meat", "I tried it in a bloody mary once", "You can make it into a smoothie" and "It has all the vibrations and energy of a new birth."

BTW, they were talking about the raw fresh placenta, not drying it and grinding it into a powder. SUPER GROSS!

scully

@punkahontas It has all the vibrations and energy of a very large and rare piece of liver. GAG.

MeganToTheMax

I’m soo adding this to my breast milk queso recipe!

atipofthehat

I can make you a drink that I guarantee will make you feel "sliced into steak-tip sized strips, dried to a jerky-like consistency, and ground into a fine powder" !

Hot mayonnaise

This is grossly gross.

City_Dater

It's only a matter of time until NY1 runs a disturbing expose about a fleet of women with babies in strollers gathered in Prospect Park to choose (and then stone to death) this year's Corn King.

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