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is eating raw grassfed beef liver safe?

Commented on June 26, 2014
Created June 25, 2014 at 1:03 PM

is eating raw grassfed beef liver safe?

I'd probably keep it frozen and swallow it like pills.

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on June 26, 2014
at 11:38 AM

Depends on time by temperature. But why bother, just cook it and stop being a weirdo. :P

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on June 26, 2014
at 07:09 AM

glib, did you recognize any benefits over cooked liver ? (I steam liver)

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on June 26, 2014
at 07:00 AM

Surely if he is proposing to eat frozen liver, the parasite question does't arise?

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on June 25, 2014
at 07:37 PM

The question is then, which parasites survive -19F.

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on June 25, 2014
at 06:48 PM

I often wondered if it was ok to consume raw as well as long as it's a good source. I prefer to cook my liver very slightly so it's still pink...I wonder if that's alright.

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on June 25, 2014
at 06:47 PM

good point! I am lazy too, which is why I prefer it raw. I eat a table spoon every second breakfast, who wants to cook that often? But make sure the source is reputable, and also that you chop it while half frozen, then freeze it on a sheet. You can then nibble the separate bits over time.

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on June 25, 2014
at 04:29 PM

It is at least partly because I am lazy. It is a lot of work to make a recipe hiding the taste! Also partly because I've heard raw may have additional benefits.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on June 25, 2014
at 07:26 PM

The risk (parasites) seems greater than the reward (undefined) in this situation.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on June 26, 2014
at 07:00 AM

Surely if he is proposing to eat frozen liver, the parasite question does't arise?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 25, 2014
at 07:19 PM

Mmmmm… parasites. Parasite load is generally less on pastured than in confinement, but not necessarily and depends on grazing conditions. High density, rotated improperly will expose them to more parasites, not less. If you rotate them correctly, you disrupt parasite lifecycles and there's less infection.

I'd probably avoid raw liver, because there are parasites that localize there. Muscle meat generally doesn't have that problem.

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on June 25, 2014
at 07:37 PM

The question is then, which parasites survive -19F.

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on June 25, 2014
at 04:11 PM

I would imagine the same rules apply to liver as it does with regular beef and quality makes a big difference here — I'm not 100% sure... but why would you want to do that? There are plenty of ways to hide the taste of liver in real food without having to swallow frozen liver pills.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on June 25, 2014
at 04:29 PM

It is at least partly because I am lazy. It is a lot of work to make a recipe hiding the taste! Also partly because I've heard raw may have additional benefits.

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

(2318)

on June 25, 2014
at 06:48 PM

I often wondered if it was ok to consume raw as well as long as it's a good source. I prefer to cook my liver very slightly so it's still pink...I wonder if that's alright.

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

(1822)

on June 25, 2014
at 06:47 PM

good point! I am lazy too, which is why I prefer it raw. I eat a table spoon every second breakfast, who wants to cook that often? But make sure the source is reputable, and also that you chop it while half frozen, then freeze it on a sheet. You can then nibble the separate bits over time.

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