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Sausage Made of Baby Poop

(Photo: Anna Jofre)

Because I've got two young kids, this doesn't really freak me out. Poop is just a part of life and it gets everywhere. But in my food? I may pass on the offer, even though it kind of makes sense.

Human infant feces contain two bacteria common in probiotics: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Scientists at Catalonia's Institute of Food and Agricultural Research conducted a study on a means to infuse these bacteria into sausage. They took 43 fecal samples from babies and used the bacteria to ferment fuet, a type of pork sausage.

Tasters who sampled the sausage said that they tasted just like regular fuet, which is what the scientists want. They envision the sausage as an alternative probiotic food for people who can't consume dairy products. There's just one problem:

No companies are currently interested in commercializing these sausages, Jofré noted.

-via VA Viper


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