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Freeze dried liver treats for people?

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Created August 01, 2011 at 9:43 AM

I keep finding these for dogs, but would like to find a human-grade grassfed variety. Has anyone heard of this?

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on June 20, 2012
at 04:14 PM

My one thought is that the standards for human consumption keep slipping. A decade ago "pink slime" was considered fit only for pet food, and now is a normal part of the food supply.

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on June 20, 2012
at 02:36 PM

Freezing will kill the parasites, I don´t know how long you have to freeze it though.

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on August 01, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Thanks Happy Now. I will try that! I am super anemic so this may be a great solution!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 01, 2011
at 06:10 PM

I made a smoothie with a teaspoon of frozen liver with a handful of berries yesterday. That might be easier to swallow for you Senneth.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 01, 2011
at 06:04 PM

The recommendations for using raw liver in baby food say to freeze it for 14 days first. I'm assuming that is to kill or at least deeply confuse any parasites that may be lurking.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on August 01, 2011
at 05:59 PM

I tried this but the little square scraped at my throat and were hard to get down. (I can usually down like 4 big vitamins at once. UGH!

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on August 01, 2011
at 02:38 PM

Hey, aces idea. I was adding liver to my meatballs but I like this better for summer - or just to have on hand. @Cliff for sure freezing is used for killing parasites. There's different times on how long to freeze based on how cold your freezer can go... and I think it's a different time period for fish you want to eat raw v. meat items.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 01, 2011
at 01:17 PM

I know what I'm doing today - Greenmarket here I come, gimme some livah! Awesome idea :)

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on August 01, 2011
at 01:11 PM

Eating raw liver is heavily associated with a certain parasite, maybe freezing kills it though? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2553335/

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on August 01, 2011
at 12:51 PM

Never found any.

Try what I do:

  • Buy beef liver from someone kind and good.
  • Freeze it till its semi-solid (the point here is that it's easier to cut this way)
  • Dice the liver into little 0.25" or so squares.
  • Freeze a bag of these little guys.
  • Every morning or other day or whenever you just take them down with some water like taking a multivitamin.

It'll take you about 30 minutes of work on that first day and for that you can net yourself like one month's worth of superpowerfood. Raw, to boot!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 01, 2011
at 02:38 PM

Hey, aces idea. I was adding liver to my meatballs but I like this better for summer - or just to have on hand. @Cliff for sure freezing is used for killing parasites. There's different times on how long to freeze based on how cold your freezer can go... and I think it's a different time period for fish you want to eat raw v. meat items.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on August 01, 2011
at 01:11 PM

Eating raw liver is heavily associated with a certain parasite, maybe freezing kills it though? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2553335/

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on August 01, 2011
at 05:59 PM

I tried this but the little square scraped at my throat and were hard to get down. (I can usually down like 4 big vitamins at once. UGH!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 01, 2011
at 06:10 PM

I made a smoothie with a teaspoon of frozen liver with a handful of berries yesterday. That might be easier to swallow for you Senneth.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on August 01, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Thanks Happy Now. I will try that! I am super anemic so this may be a great solution!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 01, 2011
at 01:17 PM

I know what I'm doing today - Greenmarket here I come, gimme some livah! Awesome idea :)

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 01, 2011
at 06:04 PM

The recommendations for using raw liver in baby food say to freeze it for 14 days first. I'm assuming that is to kill or at least deeply confuse any parasites that may be lurking.

Bbb65dfde2b925e334048eb6438b3950

on June 20, 2012
at 02:36 PM

Freezing will kill the parasites, I don´t know how long you have to freeze it though.

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on June 20, 2012
at 10:07 AM

My brother told me that he learned at some training seminar or something that all dog food in the U.S. is legally required to be fit for human consumption. I was skeptical and decided to look it up, seems accurate. I must admit that I have considered ordering some grass-fed bison liver treats to try but never followed through. Here is what I was able to find out:

"The FDA???s regulation of pet food is similar to that for other animal foods. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. In addition, canned pet foods must be processed... to ensure the pet food is free of viable microorganisms."

Source

"U.S. laws require that pet foods be processed, so that they are safe for human consumption. Part of the logic behind this is that, when people lose jobs, the sale of pet food increases. Obviously, unemployed individuals on limited incomes are not buying pets. Hence, it is safe for humans to consume pet foods."

Source: Kenneth N. Hall, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut.

Source

It is still a little off-putting for sure but if you try it let me know how it works out!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on June 20, 2012
at 04:14 PM

My one thought is that the standards for human consumption keep slipping. A decade ago "pink slime" was considered fit only for pet food, and now is a normal part of the food supply.

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:11 PM

I cure meats at home and have had success in curing liver as you would salami. It's a pretty straight-forward process, if you're interested in giving it a try.

Process: http://www.culinarypen.com/2013/02/dry-cured-pork-liver.html

Final Results http://www.culinarypen.com/2013/06/serving-dry-cured-pork-liver.html

I just buy pasture-raised pork that's given a soy-free diet. If you're worried about parasites you can freeze the liver for three weeks.

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on June 20, 2012
at 08:26 AM

Cook it first mate! Worms.

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