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Is pork giving me odor?

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Created March 18, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Allright so this a weird thing. About two weeks ago I noticed a pungent odor and blamed it on an extended stay at the inlaws. A week later... it's still here.

I noticed today that while eating a piece of pork I smelled a similar smell.

Problem is I only eat it 2 x a week and is my savior from a chicken thick diet. I've eaten the pork extensively for months and only noticed two weeks ago. Any other ideas on what may cause this and get it stopped?

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on June 05, 2012
at 10:06 PM

ok, if it's store bought then I might suspect the pork. Is this conventionally raised grocery store pork? A lot of that has a nasty odor. Have you tried brining your pork before cooking? That can take care of a lot of that: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Pork/BriningPork.htm If it's pastured pork, I would not expect the nasty odor.

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on March 18, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Nope. I was raised by a mom who demanded all pork be cooked to death. If she boiled the pork chops/ribs before browning, no problem; if not, I could taste the "whatever" and frequently got a belly ache.

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on March 18, 2012
at 04:39 AM

I guess to clarify what I'm asking... Am I the only person that experienced this? Why is it, that I've at this way for months, but in the last two weeks just now experience the smell issue? How can I fix it? and is it worth losing a protein source over if you were in my situation?

8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

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on March 18, 2012
at 04:30 AM

I'm not sure anymore. I smell it on me at weird times (like at work). I didn't know what it was until I was chewing some meat off the bone and thought "that's THAT smell". Maybe I was even wrongly attributing it to the pork. I'm just desperate to not feel like I have some odor problem

8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

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on March 18, 2012
at 04:28 AM

I do eat beef. Quite often... it's just we are between butchering cycles right now

8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

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on March 18, 2012
at 04:27 AM

The pork must smell but it's no permeating out of me

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on March 18, 2012
at 02:56 AM

The pork smells? Or something else?

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on March 18, 2012
at 08:01 AM

I think the pork from Costco became more smelly lately... You may be undercooking it as well...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on March 18, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Nope. I was raised by a mom who demanded all pork be cooked to death. If she boiled the pork chops/ribs before browning, no problem; if not, I could taste the "whatever" and frequently got a belly ache.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on March 18, 2012
at 06:49 AM

No, you're not alone. I have always smelled an odor with pork. When I still had my gallbladder, pork had to be boiled/simmered in water because whatever gave me a bellyache (and had that odor) was removed by cooking in water.

I still boil/simmer it because it tastes so much better to me that way. I "smell the smell" while it's cooking in water but it's gone from the pork when I eat it. Once it's fully cooked, I just stick it under the broiler to brown it a little or bake it in a sauce.

I don't know about you, but I don't have the odor problem with bacon and ham, which is nice although neither of those is a staple for me now.

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Maybe it's androstenone and/or skatalone. AKA boar taint:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boar_taint

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:33 PM

Do you have an irrational fear of bacon? Does bacon frying in a pan cause a lone tear to stream down your face? If you wrap bacon in a piece of bacon, how does it make you feel? Did the last sentence arouse anyone else beside me?

If you've answered yes or no to most of these, though I'm not a doctor, it would sound like you haven’t' developed a bacon allergy and life is still worth living.

As far as the smell goes…elimination diet…eat no pork for a day…the next day, eat nothing but pork…death by bacon…there’s worse ways to go.

Truth.

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on May 24, 2012
at 10:00 PM

Was it cheap pork? Pork from pigs that are fed garbage smells like garbage. I wouldn't be surprised if that could impart smelliness on people who eat it.

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

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on May 10, 2012
at 05:00 PM

You should also be able to tell you've eaten pork when you pee.

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on April 29, 2012
at 06:24 PM

Might be slightly off? You don't hang pork like you would beef or lamb...

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8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

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on March 18, 2012
at 03:56 PM

hmmm I am notorious for not cooking my meat thoroughly. I might try cooking it more.

I got the questionable pork at two separate stores (neither costco actually) So the cooking it might be the answer

For the time being I'll lay off pork. I only have one pork item in the freezer (and it's a huge loin that roasts as compared to the pork steaks) so I'll just let it settle out

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on June 05, 2012
at 10:06 PM

ok, if it's store bought then I might suspect the pork. Is this conventionally raised grocery store pork? A lot of that has a nasty odor. Have you tried brining your pork before cooking? That can take care of a lot of that: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Pork/BriningPork.htm If it's pastured pork, I would not expect the nasty odor.

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8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

(747)

on March 18, 2012
at 04:39 AM

I guess to clarify what I'm asking... Am I the only person that experienced this? Why is it, that I've at this way for months, but in the last two weeks just now experience the smell issue? How can I fix it? and is it worth losing a protein source over if you were in my situation?

For more Paleo hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/105693/pork-and-odor-weirdness#ixzz1pRLkbYO5

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 18, 2012
at 03:24 AM

So why don't you just eat some beef instead? Maybe it is time for change.

8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

(747)

on March 18, 2012
at 04:28 AM

I do eat beef. Quite often... it's just we are between butchering cycles right now

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