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Is Black Pudding Good for Health?

Pudding is a type of food that can be either a dessert or a savory (salty or spicy) dish that is served as part of the main course. White and Black are different types of pudding.

White pudding is similar to black pudding but does not contain blood. Suet or fat, oatmeal or barley, breadcrumbs, and, in some cases, pork and pork liver are mixed and stuffed into a natural or cellulose sausage casing. You can now order Spanish black pudding online at Brindisa Spanish Foods.

Black pudding is made from animal blood. The blood (usually from pork) is mixed with fat and oatmeal before being wrapped in a sheath. The sausages are then served boiled, fried, or grilled and sliced into circles or mashed into small pieces. 

Apart from the traditional English black pudding, such black puddings are served all over the world – French 'boudin noir' and Spanish 'morcilla' are two well-known examples. Weisswurst is very similar to blood sausage, but does not contain blood and is therefore pale in color.

Is black pudding good for health?

Black pudding has several advantages. It is rich in iron because it contains blood. On the other hand, at 297 kcal and 22 g fat (of which 8.5 g is saturated) per 100 g, it is quite high in calories. It also contains 2-3g of salt per 100g, adding significantly to the recommendation of less than 6g per day.

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