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NPR: Avocado-Fed Pork? Why Animal Feed Is Going Gourmet

Melanie Wong Jun 30, 2013 05:55 PM

"She and other farmers even take custom feed requests. Case in point: One restaurant shaped a special meal around a single hog that the Escobedos fed avocados (along with the peanut-based feed) for the last 6 weeks of its life.

'The meat was soft and delicious,' Escobedo recalls. 'It was the most delightful dinner I've ever eaten.' "


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  1. paulj RE: Melanie Wong Jun 30, 2013 10:29 PM

    Is the skin extra good? Healthy skin and coat is the main selling point for pet food using avocados from Avoderm.


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      Melanie Wong RE: paulj Jun 30, 2013 10:34 PM

      When I have a chance to taste for myself, I'll let you know!

      A long ago friend with an avocado grove had an overweight dog with the loveliest coat ever. The dog snacked on fallen avocados all day long.

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