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cook versus raw liver

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 11, 2011 at 2:33 AM

There has been plenty of discussion about eating liver and the general consensus is that it is a great food to include it in ones diet. Also, several people have advised to have it raw or very lightly cooked. what happens if it is fully cooked? what nutrients are lost in fully cooking it? Is it worth it to have fully cooked liver?

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Ashley, Thanks for the link

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on April 11, 2011
at 04:36 AM

The b12 gets damaged if you cook it but really it's just personal preference. It tastes unbearably foul cooked to me so I eat or drink it raw. Also if you're a believer in the power of enzymes, which I'm fairly skeptical about personally, obviously cooking destroys the enzymes. Personally, I feel energetic after my raw liver "shake," but I don't know how much of that is in my head because I believe it's good for me. Maybe it's the rush of b vitamins?

Here's an article from the WAPF about liver that may be helpful to you http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/509-liver-files.html

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on April 11, 2011
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Ashley, Thanks for the link

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on April 11, 2011
at 02:47 AM

For YOU, does it taste better cooked or raw?

If cooked, EAT IT COOKED. If raw, EAT IT RAW. If somewhere in the middle, EAT IT THATWHERE IN THE MIDDLE.

Your taste is a signal. It's not just some arbitrary aesthetic preference.

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on June 01, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I cook it just like a steak, over high heat and seared on the outside but pink in the middle. When cooked just right, I find it has a better texture, that overcooked livery flavor is somewhat diminished, and it has cooked long enough to take some seasonings (salt + pepper, bacon, etc).

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on April 11, 2011
at 12:23 PM

Overcooked liver is the worst taste ever. Cook it lightly, and enjoy!

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