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Health Editor’s Note:  For the record, I have never wondered what humans taste like…ever….but am putting this out there for information sake….Carol

Human Flesh Looks Like Beef, But the Taste Is More Elusive

by Rachel Nuwer Smithsonian.com

Even if you have no desire to eat the flesh of fellow humans, it’s not so uncommon to wonder from time to time what human flesh looks and tastes like. io9 recently took up the first question and explained that human flesh firmly falls into the red meat camp. Beef, they concluded, would be the closest visual equivalent of a human fillet or rump roast. io9 explains the science behind the color:

Muscle’s red color can be traced to the presence of a richly pigmented protein called myoglobin and, more specifically, hemes, the chemical compounds that myoglobin uses to bind and store oxygen as a fuel source for active muscles.

According to the Meat Science section of Texas A&M University’s Department of Animal Science, pork, lamb and beef average 2, 6 and 8 milligrams of myoglobin per gram of muscle (that translates to a myoglobin concentration of 0.2%, 0.6% and 0.8%), respectively.

The concentration of myoglobin in human muscle tissues is relatively high – even relative to pigs, sheep and cows, coming in at close to 20 mg per gram of certain muscle fibers, or a 2% concentration of myoglobin.

But, according to the testimony of people who have actually eaten other people, the taste of human meat ….

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

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  1. Dr Hannibal Lecter confirmed, Human flesh is similar to swine meat. Wonder sometimes why some swine organ/tissues/skin are used for human graft? It is said that Mr Jean Marie le Pen had his eye or the surroundings plastified with swine tissue, also Mr le Pen never commented directly. The same when dentists prepare implants, to reinforce the jaw bone, they have 2 options: grafting from your cheeckbone or the other is using the porcine bone graft. I know for fact as I used the latter for my implant.

  2. This is one of the most stupid VT articles ever – keep it up and VT will be deleted from my daily read list.

  3. Remember Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio show of January 17, 2016 where Gordon Duff yelled at Kevin for saying (among many other things) that Islam prohibits eating pork since it tastes too much like human flesh?

    • Dr barrett is correct. He relates to the Qu’uran 5.60: because of their constant defiance and blasphemy of GOD Almighty’s Divine and Holy Words, some Jews were transformed into swines and apes during Prophet Moses times. According to Biblical scholars, the Bible doesn’t explicitly contain this about the Jews, but it does contain OVERWHELMING evidence about the Jews’ defiance and disobedience of GOD Almighty’s Divine Words, and GOD Almighty’s Promise to destroy them and bring plague upon them. Also, Numbers 16:30 below seems to agree with the Noble Quran’s Divine Claim. Talking to people who follow the Islam faith, they mostly refer to the fact that the meat cannot be stored safely in these countries, but that claim does not make sense since refregirator/freezer exists. So, I conclude there may be some kind of twist and turn on the transformation story and it may hold some truth as that can be impossible. Last aspect, is that porcine genes may have been used to make us, the slaves for the gold mines in the Sumerian accounts. Mr jacques Grimault, after his revelations of the Pyramids documentary , touch base on that!

  4. We used to say “Eat Me” back in the day; but we surely didn’t mean it. Yuck! This is an unforgivable Taboo and an affront on the Human condition. Cannibals should be hunted down and killed.

  5. Hi Carol. Years ago, I read that the word for human flesh used by South American cannibals translated to “Long Pig.” What’s cookin’?

    • Talking about South America, according to Wikipedia Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was a chartered flight that crashed on a glacier in the remote Andes in 1972. Among the 45 people on board, 28 survived the crash. Facing starvation and death, the survivors reluctantly resorted to cannibalism. After 72 days on the glacier, 16 people were rescued. But I do recall that some of the survivors reported to the journalists about the taste of human flesh and one on the paper went on the record to say it tasted like pork. Some others in recent times stated that the likely taste is more beef. Never tried and hopefully never will! Only Dr Lecter knows!

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