do you eat animal blood?

duck's blood - a bowl of duck's blood.
@sophialin (2678)
China
March 23, 2008 3:35am CST
chinese are very fond of animal blood.it's very good for health.after it is solidified,the blood of pigs,ducks,geese and chicken is included in various soups and dishes. duck's blood is good antidotal food,with special effects in treatment of diarrhoea and nausea. it's also a common dish in my family.what about you? do you eat it and how do you cook it? if no,what's the reason?
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@owstalaga (4553)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
Dinuguan - picture of dinuguan w/ puto
noooooo. I will not eat it unless it's the last food that's left on earth!Other people in my country eat Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew) with Puto (steamed rice cake) but i really cannot stand it. I don't even like any animal organs... like intestines, kidneys or those stuff... there are other people who enjoy eating those but i certainly don't.
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@reejane (294)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I like dinuguan but I don't eat everything that's on it. I only select solid meat from the stew. My grandfather used to cook this and he always put solid meat aside from the internal parts of the chicken.
@owstalaga (4553)
• Philippines
30 Mar 08
oh well... that's good for you then. =)
• China
24 Mar 08
I used to eat animal blood in my childhood. However, I found some of friends don't eat it at all after I came to the current city. They all think animal blood is not clean enough. For the same fear, I have come to eat less. Frankly, I like it if the animal blood is made by family. But majority of people including my family buy directly animal blood from grocery store.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
my family never buy it outside,we make it ourselves instead in case it's not clean. by the way,where are you now? i live in ningbo and people here are used to it.
• United States
10 Jun 08
Here in our society no the people like to eat blood or any dish with blood, except Liver and heart.
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@ellie333 (21018)
23 Mar 08
I don't personally, I think the nearest I have got to it is eating black pudding (which is pigs blood) with an English breakfast, which we fry. It is something we really do in the UK. Ellie :D
@Pickless (66)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
I love pig's blood. At first I thought it would taste horrible but when I tried it, it wasn't so bad.
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@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
yeah in my country we cook some dishes with blood like dinuguan(pork blood stew) and chicken blood but i dont tried yet duck and geese blood.
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@sahyd2don (2946)
• India
23 Mar 08
I am 100% shore that any body who eats blod cant be healthy for long.This is the reason why moslims they let the blod flow away completely when they cut animals.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
23 Mar 08
there is likely to be some blood in the juices of our meats as we cook them and make gravy from them - but we do not bleed an animal to partake of its blood, nor do we find any medicinal effects from their blood - rather we find that blood (raw) is a carrier of disease and infection.
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@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
23 Mar 08
No, I don't think I could cook it. I have tried snake's venom and snake's blood when I was visiting China and I know that there are certain UK/Irish dishes that do include animal blood but I'm afraid I'm not too keen on them. I don't mind my steak rare but that is as far as I take it....
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@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
Some dishes with blood as ingridient is also a common here in our country. We have a dish here called Dinuguan or Pork Blood Stew and in the streets you will see a lot of vendors selling Blood BBQ. I also eat them once in a while or when it is served to me, but I am not very fond of it and it is something I will surely not wish for.
@challs12 (549)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 08
I think it's ridiculous to eat animal blood even for medicine, but I knew that some Chinese medicine use snake's blood as a medicine by taking it without any additional process to that blood. I'm not interested to consider eventhough it's really works and even better than modern medicine. I'll always prefer modern medicine.
• India
10 Jun 08
I never tried it and i dont want to try it also.This is a new information for me.
@wy2008 (185)
• China
24 Mar 08
hello sophialin , i am sure you are a chinese , aren't you ? i am a chinese too . so i know that chinese like to eat food of animal innards , including the blood of the animal . i remenber that my family usually cook chicken's blood when we eat chickens , but now , we don't eat it so often . as you list so much benifits from eating the blood of animals , i think i should try to eat them more.
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I'm a Filipino and i do eat animal blood. Some even include it in soups. It is good when eaten with a rice cake called puto. Some have it solidified, diced and then grilled.
@xialinye (1403)
• China
24 Mar 08
yep,i eat the blood of pig.it's delicious.we put them into the soups.and i seldom eat them cause our canteen doesn't have.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Animal blood is not a desired dish in my family because it is believed that the blood holds the soul therefore should not be consumed. We do not have any objection to anyone else consuming blood. My uncle would drink the blood of the cattle he killed and often offerred some to my father. My father never drank with him; my uncle believed he would be endowed with the strength of the fallen animal if he drank its blood. I say to each his own but for me and mine we will not partake.
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
So youre my new friend, welcome and may we start our mylotting things. Yes, I eat cooked blood of pigs and chicken but not the other animals. We have this dish mostly cooked by pigs intestinal parts and the blood itself. It can be eaten as one dish or as in between meals with baked rice puddings and the like. If what you are saying is true then its good also for my body. There are many kind of dishes being cooked here using blood of animals. I dont know how to cook but I can see how it is done.
• Indonesia
24 Mar 08
No, I haven't tried them till now. And I don't want them.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
24 Mar 08
Everyone who eats meat eats animal blood. That's why meat is pink. However this is much different from eating solidified blood in your cooking! I'm sure it is nutritionally beneficial but I couldn't bring myself to drink/eat a whole lot of it. I am also concerned with how this blood is attained. Is the animal bled before it's killed? If so I think that's cruel and therefore would be morally against eating it.
@yingwu (21)
• China
24 Mar 08
I don't like blood ,because I am afraid of the red blood .