Hey, it can’t all be hard, er, news. ¬†We need to to push, er, boundaries.
Forget drinking urine or eating placenta pie, the human by-product researchers are now espousing the health benefits of is baby excrement.
In a sausage.
Already being referred to as “pooperoni” on the internet, the fermented sausages were made with bacteria cultured from faeces taken from the nappies of infants.
And according to a Curtin University pharmaceutical science lecturer, the sausages could soon end up on our dinner plates.
Spanish researchers isolated three probiotic strains from infants’ faeces and used them to manufacture their own twist on traditional Mediterranean sausages, similar to chorizo, called “fuets”.
Three commercial strains were also trailed, but it was one from the baby excrement that was the best tasting.
You there! ¬†At the back! ¬†Stop sniggering. ¬†This is Science!
“The main aim is to gain a full understanding of what healthy diet means and find out how much it takes of the baby sausage, to get the benefits.”
The cultures were diluted to 10ml/kg and added to a meat batter of lean pork, stuffed into “natural pork casings”, hung to ripen for two weeks and then stored for more than two months.
The sausages were similar in many ways, including appearance, to pepperoni and other sausage meats and Dr Al-Salami said he hoped they would be retailed.
“Down the track we hope [they'll be available for purchase],” he said.
“That’s why all the work is being done.”
But he admits that it may not sound appealing.
Hmmmmmm, baby sausage.
- FFX Australia