Have You Ever Heard Of This

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Karen S - April 19

Yesterday on the radio I heard that some people actually cook the placenta after birth and eat it. Why? And I also heard that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were planning on doing this. Why would anyone want to?

 

divinelibra - April 19

i heard of planting it under a tree or rose bush? eating it????? ummm, i dont think so. lol.

 

livdea - April 19

it's supposed to be SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO good for you...but I think I'll pa__s.

 

Roary - April 19

My cousin saved hers to plant under a tree. But, personally, I don't think I could ever consume a placenta, especially one that has recently not only been inside me but attached to my child!!!

 

sa__sifras - April 19

Its the protein I heard, vegans do it? Not for me:)

 

1Sttimemomy - April 19

that is gross to me personally my cat just had kittens and when she was doing this i had to leave the room because i almost threw up but that is what animals do i am sure if they had a choice they would not want to do this either

 

mandie - April 19

I've seen hair treatments made of placenta that are supposed to be really good for your hair (never tried it). But eating??? No thanks. I'll get my protein from someplace else!

 

Steph - April 19

Here's some recepies for ya!!! *****Placenta Spaghetti: Cut meat of 3/4 placenta into bite size pieces, then brown quickly in 1 tbl. b___ter plus 1 tbl. oil. Then add 1 large can tomato puree, 2 cans crushed pear tomatoes, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbl. mola__ses, 1 bay leaf, 1 tbl. rosemary, 1 tsp. ea. of salt, honey, oregano, basil, and fennel. Simmer 1 1/2 hours. Placenta Stew: Meat of 3/4 placenta in bite size chunks, 1 potato (cubed), 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 2 carrots, 3 ribs celery, 1 zucchini, 1 large tomato, 1 small onion. Dredge meat in 1 tbl. flour mixed with 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. paprika, pinch of cloves, pinch of pepper, 6-8 crushed coriander seeds. Saute meat in 2 tbl. oil, then add vegetables (cut up) and 4-5 cups of water. Bring to full boil, then simmer for 1 hour. Placenta Pizza: Grind placenta. Saute in 2 tbl. olive oil with 4 garlic cloves, then add 1/4 tsp. fennel, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/4 tsp. thyme, and 1/4 cup of wine. Allow to stand for 30 minutes, then use with your favorite home made pizza recipe. It's a fine placenta sausage topping.

 

Perl - April 19

I heard that mother dogs eats the placenta too. I could not attempt this without vomiting. My facial toner has placental protein in it and it's a great toner for my problem skin so I guess there's some benefit to it. But I would never eat it.

 

ChannY - April 19

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW that's all I gotta say

 

aggie03 - April 19

in some cultures they acutually have plecenta partys, where they invite their close friend and families over to meet the baby and enjoy scrambled placenta and eggs. (I made up the eggs part!) AWWWWWW!

 

Karen S - April 19

Im sorry I just think that is wrong

 

jnine29 - April 20

yes i have heard of it but i dnt think i would it myself janine

 

sunshinekitty240 - April 20

if youve ever seen kittens being born, the mother cat does it too because in nature the palcenta is filled with vitamins and the mother animal is very depleted from the multiple birth so this helps restore some energy. as a person i think its gross but i mean i dunno cooking it? thats just cannibalistic - i can see eating it raw as a weird cultural thing (although NOT one for me im tellin ya what) but cooking it i dunno too gross

 

Joelle - April 20

eww thats nasty

 

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