I've just been cutting up a pig's heart for dinner. It has a lot of solid fat all round it. Pigs in the UK cannot be fed kitchen scraps but moslty have 'pig food' supplemented with rooting around in pasture (well, the ones I buy, anyway). The following list is the ingredients in pig food:
10-25% Wheat feed, soya, wheat, barley, 10%> molasses, peas, expelled linseed, oat fibre, calcium carbonate, di-calcium phosphate, sodium chloride, natural vitamins, vitamins and minerals.
Pigs are very similar to humans - does this mean that if humans eat this type of diet, and lots do, they will also get fat around the heart?
asked byJean_1 (2064)
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on September 21, 2012
at 06:21 PM
Any organ that required a lot of calories for general basal metabolic function in any living creature is surrounded by copious amounts of fat...that way the organ has not only what the blood supply is giving for calories but it has a back up supply. In addition to extra protection from trauma. Just a defense mechanism of the body.
on October 05, 2012
at 07:53 PM
I don't know about pigs but we give cattle grain to fatten them up. Shouldn't that tell us something about eating grains???