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Is afterbirth vegan?

Afterbirth is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is afterbirth?

Afterbirth, also known as the placenta, is a nutrient-rich organ that is expelled from the mother's body after giving birth. While many people may find the idea of consuming afterbirth unappetizing, it has been used in traditional medicine and cuisine for centuries. In some cultures, afterbirth is believed to have healing properties and is prepared in various ways, such as dried and ground into a powder, sautéed with herbs and spices, or blended into a smoothie. Some advocates claim that afterbirth is a source of essential nutrients, including iron, protein, and vitamins, and may help with postpartum recovery. However, it is important to note that there is limited scientific evidence to support these claims, and consuming afterbirth may carry certain risks, such as bacterial contamination.

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