…know why people of Vietnam eat pig’s fresh blood?

A dish is prepared in Vietnam by mixing the pig's intestine and its fresh blood. The intestine is boiled first and the fresh blood of pigs is inserted into it. It is cooled again. It is prepared like a jelly and then it is served!

May 27, 2017
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In Vietnam, people see the pig’s fresh blood as delicious food. Considering the growing cases of brain fever, scientists have warned about eating it.

A dish is prepared in Vietnam by mixing the pig’s intestine and its fresh blood. The intestine is boiled first and the fresh blood of pigs is inserted into it. It is cooled again. It is prepared like a jelly and then it is served.

This dish is quite popular in Vietnam. The bacteria that are found in pigs are susceptible to their presence in the blood. These bacteria causes the brain fever.

Hundreds of cases of this disease are found every year in Vietnam. Of these, 10 percent of the patients die. Due to the raw pig products in Vietnam, it has become common for brain fever.

Doctor Nguyen Van Kuong says that eating for fresh pigs in Vietnam is part of the tradition there. It is very popular in the habit of the people here. Here people eat it almost every day. According to a recent study, one in three in the rural areas and one in 10 of the cities have eats this dish.

Professor Stephen Baker of Oxford University in Ho Chi Minh City said that this is a big challenge for Vietnam. He said that it can be eliminated through awareness. It should be told to the common people that it is dangerous for their health. However, due to cultural reasons it is not easy.

People associated with the medical sector have been constantly underlining that the fresh blood of swine is not safe and there is a need to avoid it.

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