Journalist Eats Wife's Placenta
Guardian journalist, Nick Baines has eaten his wife's placenta after she gave birth to their ...
Guardian journalist, Nick Baines has eaten his wife's placenta after she gave birth to their son.
Keen to find out how it would taste Baines decided to indulge in placentophagy, the act of eating the placenta.
While still frowned upon by some – the bewildered surgeon performing his wife's C-section asked: 'How are you going to cook it…with spices?' – eating the placenta for its apparent health benefits is growing in popularity.
Mr Baines searched online for recipes to best ingest his wife's discharge, with an initial attempt at a placenta smoothie proving unsuccessful.
The meat-filled drink 'looked rank', despite being blended with coconut water and banana for 10 minutes.
In his own words: 'Up front was the distinct flavour of banana, superseded by a metallic, bloody backnote.
'It had a mineral earthiness to it and tasted exactly like the delivery room had smelled.'
He finally found success with seasoning the meat and cooking it served in a taco, which apparently tasted 'rich, with a beef like quality.'
'It was tender, kind of like roast brisket and not dissimilar to Texas BBQ.'