Duck fetus turned delicacy?
It is called balut but is is a duck embryo turned delicacy !
The National Geographic promo reads,”To many Westerners, Asia has more than its share of suspicious-looking foods. But it’s a good bet that there’s nothing as popular while at the same time as utterly shocking to outsiders. Could you eat the fetus of a duck…just days from hatching?“
The documentary covers strange foods and it highlights what people are eating in the Philippines.
Shockingly- they eat fertilized duck eggs.
They believe it is an aphrodisiac.
The narrator describes the delicacy, the duck embryos have, “eyes, a beak, even feathers. Almost complete enough to quack.“
Turns my stomach…..
Americans are mostly turned off to the food.
However, in an ironic twist- many Americans support killing humans just days from birth – through abortion.
Not making a comparison on the value of humans vs. animals just pointing out the contradictions as “Food” for thought !