A publication says black pudding, known as blood sausage, is a “superfood.”
The traditional U.K. dish “is a superfood. Low in carbohydrates, high in protein, filled with essential nutrients. Lancastrian Viagra, I call it,” Tony Chadwick, a black pudding shop owner at Bury market in Greater Manchester, told the Guardian.
“Some smart-[expletive] scientist has just realised what we’ve known for god knows how many years,” he added.
Black pudding is made out of pork fat and oatmeal, and most importantly, pig’s blood. It’s usually eaten for breakfast, and it’s considered a delicacy in northwest England and in the west Midlands.
It was placed on its list of superfoods to watch in 2016, which is produced by MuscleFood, reported AFP. It contains high levels of protein, iron, calcium, and zinc.
“2015 saw healthy eating reach a new level and this year we predict this trend is only going to get bigger,” AFP quoted Darren Beale of MuscleFood a saying.
“It’s been interesting to note how people are changing their habits depending on the new buzz words in clean eating.
“Some of the foods have been on the up for a while like avocado oil and maca root, but others like mushrooms and black pudding have been a total surprise to us.”
Customers said they knew it was healthy.
“I always knew black pudding was healthy,” said one customer.
Chadwick added that he thinks he knows what the next superfood might be.
“I tell you what’s going to be the next superfood,” he told the Guardian, pointing at a piece of tripe. “Zero calories there. Mark my words, the next big superfood will be tripe.”