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Reporter seen eating his wife’s placenta as taco and smoothie

By Mason White 12:02 PM May 1, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A reporter said that he wanted to consume his wife’s placenta in an exciting way so he made it into tacos and a smoothie.

Nicholas Baines of the United Kingdom, wrote about his experience of eating his wife’s placenta after she gave birth.

In order to make it more tasty he grinded part of the placenta into a typical smoothie, and roasted the other part with a little garlic and paprika.

“The smoothie had the distinct flavor of banana, superseded by a metallic, bloody backnote. It had a mineral earthiness to it and tasted exactly like the delivery room had smelled,” Baines said about the smoothie.

“The cooked placenta, on the other hand, was actually pretty good. The meat was rich, with a beef-like quality. It was tender, kind of like roast brisket and not dissimilar to Texas BBQ,” Baines said about the taco.

In January, Oregon lawmakers passed legislation allowing women to take home and eat their placenta after giving birth. New mothers will now be able to leave hospitals with both their baby and their placenta, which protected the baby for 9 months.

This is all thanks to one of the strangest laws that came into effect this new year. Some women believe that eating the placenta has nutritional and other values. Others believe that the placenta has to get a proper burial.

Many cultures have long revered the organ that its main duty is to provide food and oxygen to the fetus. Today, a growing number of women across the country eat the placenta as a nutritional supplement.

These new mothers, including January Jones, believe that eating the placenta in the form of pills, raw, or in a smoothie can help alleviate postpartum depression. One study in 1954 done on 210 women claimed that eating placenta helps enlarge ones breasts and produces more breast milk.

The placenta contain nutrients and hormones that were passed from mother to child, but there are no clinical studies to support the benefit or harm of eating the placenta.