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Rare sauges from baby poop: spanish scientists
A group of Spanish scientists have come up with a rare sausage made from baby poop. You would not believe it but that is it! They did it from baby poop.
The scientists, from the food safety program at Catalonia’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Research specified that they used strains of probiotic bacteria found in baby poop to create the pork sausages.
Writing in the journal Meat Science, the folks illustrated how they took 43 fecal samples from infant diapers given to them by parent and midwife volunteers. Using three strains of probiotic bacteria they isolated from the dirty diapers, the investigators cooked up more than a few batches of pork that resembled a type of fermented Mediterranean sausage that goes by the name feut.
Talking ABC news, Probiotic researcher Jeremy Burton said people might be surprised to learn bacteria for food is frequently derived from human waste. That even the probiotic strains found in probiotic yogurt have human origins. In reality, many common foods contain probiotic bacteria originally derived from human waste.
“For a long time, we tried to kill all the microorganisms in our body – but then we learned that we are designed to be eating bacteria from our environment,” he said. “We should try to get more of these beneficial bugs into our system.” Burton added.
Source ABC News