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Eat broth skin with small hairs on it?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I just made my first bone broth with 1 pigs foot & 2 pork joint bones, let it run 24 hours & it smells amazing

All the bones/cartilage/skin etc have separated so im going fishing separating soft bits from the bones, can i basically eat all the soft bits even the skin with some hair on it?

Im planning on throwing it all into a blender along with some of the broth juice to make myself a soup, just wondering if i should be a bit of a snob when selecting my 'soft bits' to blend or ifits all good?

Thanks!

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on April 23, 2013
at 10:37 AM

I only gagged once when i felt a hair in my mouth & had a mental picture of the hairy bit of the pigs foot right in the middle of the trotter, apart from that it was delicious & noticeably great for ma skin :) I do strain it all out in a seive but i like to gather the soft veggies, soft skin/cartilage, add a bit of the broth, then blend it into a thick soup, basically i only throw out the bones & make sure to eat the rest, thank god for blenders! I don't think i could slurp down the pig skin by itself

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on April 22, 2013
at 04:23 PM

I didn't mind the taste too much, ate a huge bowl of it but it definitely was the porkiest thing ive ever eaten! I hear pork is really good for the skin, i think its very high in collagen, so it definitely won't be my last pork bone broth but im looking forward to the beef & lamb broth's, hopefully they don't smell as much

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on April 21, 2013
at 06:47 PM

well if hair of the dog is rememdy for hangover..maybe hair of the swine is remedy for something too.. :) ehheh..

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on April 21, 2013
at 03:40 PM

Well i braved it & went for it, i assume the hairs should pass right through me, apart from being EXTREMELY porky the soup was delicious, there was a couple sweet pots & carrots that had been in there the full 24 hours and along with the skin/tendony bits it made a thick smooth soup, im full! I put the bones back in & giving another 24 hours... next stop beef bone broth!

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 21, 2013
at 04:15 PM

Yeah, RA, I doubt you'd absorb any nutritients from the hair but unless you eat a ton of it (eww) I can't imagine it causing a problem.

I'm another one who really tastes the "porky" flavor so I rarely make broth from pork. That said, I recently slow-simmered some ribs before baking and used that pork broth in my next beef bone broth pot. I didn't even taste the porky effect any more so I expect to do that from now on.

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on April 22, 2013
at 04:23 PM

I didn't mind the taste too much, ate a huge bowl of it but it definitely was the porkiest thing ive ever eaten! I hear pork is really good for the skin, i think its very high in collagen, so it definitely won't be my last pork bone broth but im looking forward to the beef & lamb broth's, hopefully they don't smell as much

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:17 AM

Are you trying to put me off broth? Ewwwwwwwwww! In addition to tasting good, food should be pleasant texture wise. Have you ever tried to get at a hair that gets accidentally stuck to your tongue? Seriously, worse than popcorn kernels. It is maddening and good at triggering the gag reflex. You can do what you want if you are the only one who is going to be eating this, but please promise me you won't serve hairy broth to your guests if you would like to keep them as friends. I strain my broth through a cheese cloth, metal sieve, or coffee filter to catch any tiny debris, and so far, no hairs.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on April 23, 2013
at 10:37 AM

I only gagged once when i felt a hair in my mouth & had a mental picture of the hairy bit of the pigs foot right in the middle of the trotter, apart from that it was delicious & noticeably great for ma skin :) I do strain it all out in a seive but i like to gather the soft veggies, soft skin/cartilage, add a bit of the broth, then blend it into a thick soup, basically i only throw out the bones & make sure to eat the rest, thank god for blenders! I don't think i could slurp down the pig skin by itself

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on April 23, 2013
at 04:15 AM

the hairs will add extra protein XD

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