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How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« on: December 08, 2008, 10:49:16 pm »
I was wondering how often some of you eat organs?

How often? How much? and why?

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 02:41:37 am »
I was wondering how often some of you eat organs?

How often? How much? and why?

    I've eaten (raw) heart a couple of times, (raw) kidney a couple of times, (raw) eyeball once and liver more often.  Mostly I don't eat organ meat more often because I don't want frozen and it's too hard for me to find pasture grazed.  Kidney also I have to eat fast or give to the raccoons, as it gets urine-like tasting after a day.  I would like to try adrenals, etc, but am not sure how to get it.  I was told I'd have to take all the organs of one animal if I order it at a local market.  I can't imagine myself eating that much organ.  I wish I was part of a local tribe. I probably just have to get off my butt and hunt if I'm to get those.
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008, 03:38:16 pm »
Unless vienna sausages count, never.

I'm trying some raw liver for the first time tomorrow.  I'm not sure it could be any worse than braunschweiger.

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 12:43:29 am »
I've just started to eat organs after 1.5 years on muscle meat and dairy. I'm trying to eat liver once a month (it's taking a bit for me to like it) and hearts, I enjoy and they're cheap, so whenever I have a hankerin'. Kidney, I'll have to work up to. I figure if I'm eating some kind of organ a few times a month, then I'll get everything I need. I don't know what numbers we're "supposed" to eat. I just figure some is better than others. Liver I can't eat cooked. I sear it quickly (really quickly) just because I don't like it cold.
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 04:14:24 am »
Try raw tongue, it's one of the easier raw organs-meats for newbie, as regards taste. Initially, you will probably feel the need to eat only the lighter-coloured slab-like parts and remove the tip of the tongue and the stringier, darker-coloured half of the tongue , but in time you will dtart to enjoy the taste of the whole tongue.
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 04:49:13 am »
On a typical day I eat an ounce of liver and about 1/4 pound of some other organ meat (usually heart/kidney/spleen).
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 06:09:22 am »
Once I received a whole liver and ate about 0.5- 1 lbs a day, over did it and now I have no appetite for it.
I eat a good amount of heart, maybe one every two weeks. Delicious ;D
Tongue is great. Eyeballs are ok. Brain is my favorite.

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011, 03:56:51 am »
I am also wondering how many lbs a week of organs the ZC's eat because I am starting ZC today and would like to know how much organ meat is necessary.  I ate about 1/3lb of kidney today.  It was difficult.  I did not enjoy the flavor.
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 08:35:25 am »
i don't have a very good answer.. i just eat them when i feel like.  i don't eat kidney.  i tried it once and i just really strongly don't like it at all.  i like sweetbreads and liver and heart. spleen is tolerable, but i don't like it very much either.  that's all i've tried so far. 

and i might be a wimp cuz i don't eat them straight.  i get it from my local farmer who just adds it ground into my ground beef, so they just add a great flavor.  At first I asked my farmer for it to be about 20% (5% each), and the last order was 40% (10% each). i wont increase that anytime soon (i don't think), i get full quickly the more organ meat. 

so my meals are either some kind of meat or this organ blend.

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011, 01:00:11 am »
Every day I have either liver, heart or tongue as part of my one meal a day.

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2011, 05:37:48 am »
I am also wondering how many lbs a week of organs the ZC's eat because I am starting ZC today and would like to know how much organ meat is necessary.  I ate about 1/3lb of kidney today.  It was difficult.  I did not enjoy the flavor.

If you want to go ZC then you probably shouldn't eat organs.  They are high in sugar, thus high in carbs. 

On the whole I eat organs probably a few days each month.  I eat what I can get inexpensively that's still grass fed and grass finished.  This usually includes heart, kidney, and liver.  I eat bone marrow or suet usually once each day, and muscle meat most everyday as well.

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 04:22:39 am »
If you want to go ZC then you probably shouldn't eat organs.  They are high in sugar, thus high in carbs. 


Zero carb doesn't literally mean zero. I eat TONS of organs and sometimes I get up to 10 grams of carbs a day from eggs, organs and spices. I am Zero Carb. There are no SUGARS in organ meats.

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 04:38:24 am »
Zero carb doesn't literally mean zero. I eat TONS of organs and sometimes I get up to 10 grams of carbs a day from eggs, organs and spices. I am Zero Carb. There are no SUGARS in organ meats.
liver has glycogen
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2011, 03:54:31 am »
Who cares?

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2011, 01:47:45 pm »
I am also wondering how many lbs a week of organs the ZC's eat because I am starting ZC today and would like to know how much organ meat is necessary.  I ate about 1/3lb of kidney today.  It was difficult.  I did not enjoy the flavor.

    Ever try fermenting it in a bottle into highmeat?  It changes kidney as a food for the better, in my opinion.
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2011, 03:12:55 pm »
    Ever try fermenting it in a bottle into highmeat?  It changes kidney as a food for the better, in my opinion.
Once I left liver in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
In the jar, the juices came out. Fermenting into what could only be described as the meatiest soda pop ever <3

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2011, 07:31:23 pm »
Once I left liver in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
In the jar, the juices came out. Fermenting into what could only be described as the meatiest soda pop ever <3
Prob also the smelliest soda ever  ;D
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2011, 10:26:40 pm »
My current organs are: pork heart, beef heart, lamb pancreas, beef tongue and calf/beef liver. I rotate these with eggs, and the main part of the one meal is grassfed beef or organic bison, raw.

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2011, 03:13:19 am »
^ Thats a wide array of organs. How bad does pancreas taste? Do you cook it?. -v
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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2011, 12:19:39 pm »
The sweetbreads are delicious. I hate the taste of lamb, but sweetbreads have no taste--so you can add "flavor" to them.  I eat my grassfed beef/bison raw, but like to warm organs in the pan with a cover (just warm or searing). Sweetbreads taste great with sea salt and grassfed butter.

Beef heart is the best organ meat ever...and beef tongue!

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Re: How often do you eat organs? (for carnivores)
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2011, 02:02:26 am »
I seem to have taken to organ meats early on but muscle meat has gotten even more expensive..getting over 7.00 per ground GF beef (which is unfortunately mostly 90/10) or ground NZ lamb (~85?)..and not exactly nutrient dense to base a diet around so I've reduced my muscle meat considerably again but increased my organ consumption..so I don't stress as much about eating the regular ground GF meat or lamb more consistently or any nutrition lost in such process.

In a way even if I was to think of these ground meats and fats I consume as 'empty calories'
of energy and protein I would still have a wider range of nutrients coming from regular doses of whole organs/bone marrow/raw butter/cream and a small but wide sampling of seasonal fruits, occasional vegetables, wild herbs, and teas. Ideally some wild game and possibly more seafoods would be on the table more often.  

I do eat some seafoods, chicken, slankers pork (red and divine) and store buffalo

Less muscle meat/protein and even more fats, slightly more carbs and sunshine seems to be going good this summer

 

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