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Theres a thread on Culinaly about eating brains because presumably it has the nutritional qualities needed to support a healthy brain of your own

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and theres a few ppl in the thread (or maybe just one spammer) who says that you'll die if you eat brains, which must be false because people have been eating brains since forever and they probably would have noticed by now if doing so caused subsequent death.
I have somewhat advanced food safety education because I used to instruct food safety amongst other topics at a culinary school and I never saw anything anywhere about brains being unsafe to eat provided they're cooked to the appropriate temperate.
Am I missing something or is Culinaly completely wrong on this topic?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Prion Disease its real and its why you usually dont see brains being eaten anywhere it isnt a traditional dish

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my friends portugese grandpa eats steamed lamb brains all the time

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >my friend self-circumcised so it must be okay to do
        anecdotal evidence doesnt trump science and prion disease is almost always fatal

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My friend's Portuguese grandpa dresses as a woman and calls himself Shirley, it doesn't mean it's right

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My friend's Portuguese grandpa invented the first American volcano and was one of the people in the team who built Abraham Lincoln.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I chuckled. Thanks.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you can't destroy prions by cooking. you have to literally burn them to ashes. brains are only eaten in countries where people are too dumb to understand the danger or in countries where animal rearing is taken seriously enough to gaurantee that the brains are safe to eat (not the US).

        Even then it's a gamble because a single prion in the brain can cause your horrifying and assured death

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is no danger though. You only get prion disease from eating human brains, or from eating meat that came from cows that eat cow brains. You can't get any disease from eating another animal's brain.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, I highly encourage you to eat as many cow, elk, goat and monkey brains as you can

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's not true at all

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Scrapie doesn't seem to be transmissible to humans so lamb brains are probably perfectly safe to eat.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Portuguese people don’t have brains to begin with so they’re immune to prion disease

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to eat brains regularly in my small town in Patagonia, and brains were always common to eat mostly in pasta fillings, as a lot of traditional pasta has brains in it as part of the recipe (from the times you were to use every part of the animal). For example, if your caneloni filling didnt have brains people would protest.
    Never really had any problems or news of people dying from it, and wasnt until I read shit on here that I saw anyone at all have a problem with brains as food.

    If eating them on their own normally we'd boil them in water, salt and bay leaves, so theyd be perfectly cooked and then youd let it cool down and cut up slices and eat it with bread, or with a vinagrette sauce. They honestly always felt like a super food, youd get a good energy boost, has a lot of healthy cholesterols.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah I think its just another fake soyence scare story that vegans invented to try to make people eat less animal products

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It became more of an issue in the UK when they were feeding cattle infected bits of other cattle.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_BSE_outbreak
        >178 people died after contracting vCJD through eating infected beef.
        >The outbreak is believed to have originated in the practice of supplementing protein in cattle feed by meat-and-bone meal (MBM), which used the remains of other animals. BSE is a disease involving infectious misfolded proteins known as prions in the nervous system; the remains of an infected animal could spread the disease to animals fed on such a diet.

        Yeah I think the risk is likely higher when you enter like megafactories and populations in the millions and so on. where you are feeding animals so poorly that they are diseased more often and whatnot. Its one of those things that big corporations rather just not sell you rather than have better quality controls.
        So itd be relatively safe to eat in small communities with high quality grass fed livestock but not from industrial scale shit, and the legislations are made for the millions, not for the few.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It became more of an issue in the UK when they were feeding cattle infected bits of other cattle.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_BSE_outbreak
      >178 people died after contracting vCJD through eating infected beef.
      >The outbreak is believed to have originated in the practice of supplementing protein in cattle feed by meat-and-bone meal (MBM), which used the remains of other animals. BSE is a disease involving infectious misfolded proteins known as prions in the nervous system; the remains of an infected animal could spread the disease to animals fed on such a diet.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that happened 30 years ago, there has been no repeat of anything like it since. the problem was solved and all of the products of the industry are now safe to eat

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We routinely eat pork brains in my country but not in huge amounts. We use them in place of egg albumens when making emulsified sausages. One brain is enough for, like, 10kg (raw weight) of sausages.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need to, everything your brains are made of can be assembled from complete proteins. After your body breaks them down of course.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Brains are made out of cholesterol, not protein.
      Thats why taking anti-cholesterol medications cause dementia, because those medications dissolve your brain, which is made out of cholesterol

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sheep brain is popular in North African dishes

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