I feel sorry for placentas these days. Once the celebrated edible by-product of a healthy pregnancy, they’ve been shoved aside for a more glamorous, more versatile and — in this age of eco-consciousness — more sustainable nosh: human breast milk.
We’ve got fine cheeses, fun smoothies and acne cream. Now, U.K. lactating mom Abi Blake has cooked up a mess of comfort food, flavored and fortified with her own nursies. She even calls herself the Nigella Lawson of breast-milk cookery. (Check out this picture and you’ll see why.) She shares her goods with friends (sometimes before alerting them of the ingredients) and, according to The Sun, sell lots of different concoctions at food festivals.
Blake pumps her excess breast milk after her 8-month-old daughter, Tily, finishes eating her fill and then stirs it in to cakes, tarts and creams.
The 30-year-old mother claims she’s made converts out of many, who say her breast milk dishes taste better. They’re also healthier, the Sun reports.
Although Abi’s cooking may seem like nothing more than a strange hobby, research released yesterday claims breast milk can kill cancer cells.
A compound found in it, dubbed Hamlet – Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumour – has been found to kill 40 types of cancer cells in tests, without causing the same damaging side effects as chemotherapy.