eating eyeballs

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 11, 2011 at 6:34 AM

What kind of nutrition are in these things (pig/beef/fish/etc eyes)? I ask since I'm planning on roasting a whole pig's head in a couple weeks and getting all excited about it, and was wondering if the eyes are any good nutritionally. Thanks!

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on August 11, 2011
at 09:29 AM

I would imagine eyes area great source of DHA???not unlike brain and a reasonable source of vitamin A. Some zinc too. They also have a lot of water in them.

Ok, just looked it up on nutritiondata.self.com While this is for caribou eye, the basics likely be similar other eyes:


All of nutrients given a little squiqqly line (~) were not assessed, which i unfortunately most of them. 6.5g fat per ounce of eyes, though, most of which is probably DHA and some SFA.

Zinc and the eye: http://www.jacn.org/content/20/2/106.full

"The concentration of zinc in ocular tissues is unusually high when compared to other tissues [16]. The descending order of zinc concentration in human ocular tissues is retina and choroid, ciliary body, iris, optic nerve, sclera, cornea, and lens [3]."



on August 11, 2011
at 07:13 AM

Paleo-kitten would approve...


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