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Homemade fermented Cod Liver Oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 16, 2011 at 1:23 PM

IS it possible to ferment Cod Liver oil at Home?`

DIY do it yourself *do it ourself? DIO

like the romans or the vikings

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on September 17, 2011
at 04:26 AM

Damn you and your truthful statements! (shakes fist in air)

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:50 PM

In norway you can catch easily a lot of them. Especiallly in the north of norway. Maybe at fishmarkets at harbour cities along the norwegian fjords.

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on September 16, 2011
at 03:35 PM

Ok where would you get the Cod livers?

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on September 16, 2011
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"Cod liver oil was traditionally manufactured by filling a wooden barrel with fresh cod livers and seawater and allowing the mixture to ferment for up to a year before removing the oil."

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on September 16, 2011
at 02:26 PM

http://www.wildfermentation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1496

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on September 16, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Where would you get the raw oil?

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on September 16, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Sounds like fun to try, if you could get the livers!! Unless you're a cod fisherman, perhaps the cost of purchasing bulk fresh cod livers, even at wholesale, would be budget busting, huh. Some Lucky people on the northern coast of Norway could try it with local fish.

How about fermenting the liver from other types of large marine fish? I recently fermented a raw salmon heart -in a raw salmon ferment. It would be nice to ferment some salmon livers solo, and see how much oil can be collected from that. Who would test the nutritional value of that oil?

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on August 02, 2013
at 02:27 AM

Assuming you could source cod or other fish livers, how would you do it? I believe there is a brine involved?

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on November 12, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I've thought about this. I get fish from a community supported fishery, and every week I get whole fish. Sometimes they have all their guts. I usually just eat the liver and stuff right on the spot, but I could imagine fermenting the livers instead.

One thing, though: I wouldn't do it with cod. For starters, we're not allowed (either due to US regulations or Massachusetts regulations) to get the guts from the cod. But mostly, the last cod I got was riddled with worms. They're supposed to be ok if well cooked, but it grossed me out so badly that I don't think I'd want to ferment my own cod livers... other fish, yeah, but not cod. I'm not at all squeamish about food, and a handful of worms in the fish would have been fine with me. But I'm not kidding that thing was just full of worms. So I think cod are too prone to worms, and if I would ferment livers raw, I wouldn't want to use a species of fish known for being worm-infested.

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on November 11, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Cod almost extinct?? Where did you get that information???

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on September 16, 2011
at 10:05 PM

Cod are becoming extinct...are we all supposed to die of deficiencies when that eventually occurs? Look elsewhere for your A and D.

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on September 17, 2011
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Damn you and your truthful statements! (shakes fist in air)

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