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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?

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    A lot of black pudding has oats. Delicious. Would be primal without the oats
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    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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    Ye used to love it as a kid,problem is now I cant find any without oats

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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    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.

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    I'm going to look that one up. Cheers.

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