Black pudding is a type of blood sausage that is popular in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. It is made by cooking blood (usually from a pig or sheep) with oatmeal and barley, and then casing it in intestine or stomach.
Despite its name, black pudding is not actually black in color. The dark hue comes from the blood that is used as one of its key ingredients.
So, can you eat black pudding raw? Technically, yes – but we don’t recommend it. Raw black pudding can be quite unpalatable due to its strong flavor and texture. It is much more enjoyable when it is cooked properly.
If you do decide to try black pudding raw, be sure to get it from a reputable butcher or supplier. Make sure the sausage is fresh and has been stored properly. And as always, exercise caution when consuming any type of raw meat.
Have you ever tried black pudding raw? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!