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    Hey guys, just wondering if you have ever eaten black pudding? Its basically a sausage made from pork fat, pigs blood and onions. Sounds gross but it's yummy. You can get it in the Uk, and it often comes with a full cooked English breakfast. Let me know your thoughts? Is it primal?
    "Carpe diem"

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    A lot of black pudding has oats. Delicious. Would be primal without the oats
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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    • #3
      I do, every week. There's one available here (at Woolies/Safeway Peril) that is made of pork blood, jowls and spices, that's it.

      It's AWESOME!!
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      • #4
        Ye used to love it as a kid,problem is now I cant find any without oats

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        • #5
          I'd have it occasionally when I was a kid. We used to eat it with sugar on top. It's been a while since last time though. Apparently, the the ones they sell here contain barley and wheat flour.
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          • #6
            I used to eat pig and duck blood cakes and soups when I lived in Taiwan. Could be pretty delicious or pretty gross depending on how it was prepared. Pretty primal, I'd say.

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            • #7
              Ever try kishka? It's a polish blood sausge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kishka_(food)

              The deli I buy it from has it made with buckwheat (not a true wheat grain, no gluten) so it's pretty primal.

              Fried with onions and eggs its amazing!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by matt22 View Post
                Hey guys, just wondering if you have ever eaten black pudding? Its basically a sausage made from pork fat, pigs blood and onions. Sounds gross but it's yummy.
                Doesn't sound gross to me, although doubtless it would make a vegetarian's hair curl.

                You can probably find some that's gluten-free, if you try googling that. I came up with this:

                Findlays of Portobello Online Butchers, Award Winning Haggis, Sausage, Black Pudding. Buy Online! - Gluten Free Black Pudding

                (Actually oats haven't got gluten in but they're usually cross-contaimated with wheat in processing, and you could also find other cereals in there in current shop-bought versions.)

                These days most of the blood used is reconstituted imported dried blood—thanks to the FSA, as one disgruntled producer explains:

                Actually, VERY sad to say, virtually all the black pudding produced in the UK is made from reconstituted dried (powdered) blood imported - in the main from Holland. Our wonderful Food Standards Agency - who's function in life is actually to restrict the activities of would-be mass poisoners, have failed to realistically interpret the (inevitably European) regulations concerning the collection of blood, and if they restrict supply to stuff coming from another 'member state' - immaterial of the quality - the don't have to. But there we are; we probably aren't talking much more than 2,000 or so years of tradition after all....
                Black Pudding from www.cumberland-sausage.net

                Of course, if you can get hold of some pigs' blood yourself you can always make black pudding from a good recipe:

                Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery: Amazon.co.uk: Jane Grigson: Books

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                • #9
                  Lewis, thanks for that! I had mo idea that it may be made from powdered blood, even worse, imported powdered blood. I will think twice before buying this from my "normal" shop.
                  "Carpe diem"

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                  • #10
                    I'm going to look that one up. Cheers.
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                    • #11
                      I'm going to ask my local organic butcher who does gluten free sausage if they will make me gluten free black pudding! I do love it and eat when available - but I do feel concerned about the oats.

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                      • #12
                        Good idea, breadsauce. Let me know what they say, I may do the same thing! Grok on!
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