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Eww, the thought of it grosses me out. I'm sure it isn't an item that many people are wanting.
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I'm guessing when mad cow disease was a big thing, they got rid of anything to do with cow brains and have kept it that way.
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Really don't think consuming this is a good idea.
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logicalperson wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 8:51 am
Where can I buy cow brain in Toronto
I honestly do not know for sure, but you might have some luck in one of Toronto's Chinatowns.
Check with Lucky Moose. If they do not have the cow brains available they may know where to get them...
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 6:39 pm
I havent seem brains @ supermarket for yeeeeaars.
It is a thing. Just not recently even in the most diverese of ethnic super markets... i always keep an eye out for stuff like this.
my local food basics sell lamb brains
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Even though the risks are low, there is a still a risk of getting CJD (mad cow disease in humans). No amount of cooking can kill the prions


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logicalperson wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 8:51 am
Where can I buy cow brain in Toronto
Have you tried Chinese supermarkets in the GTA? They should have it.

My mom used to make it when I was a kid ... But that was like 40 years ago.
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Yea, I remember these in the supermarket back in the day. I don't recall seeing them since sometime from the 90s I believe.
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Check Portuguese grocery stores (Tavora?)

I can say this in all honesty being married to a born and raised Portuegese man- they spare no part of animals in their cooking including the blood.

Not my cup of tea but it’s true.
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Other than the mad cow disease danger, which may or maynot be in your cow brain, what is MORE an issue is the Cholesterol level.

My Grandma cooked us pig brain soup, and we had to eat it too. Back then, we were told, its "good for me" We had it often. My cholesterol levels are pretty high right now. And I'm a skinny guy.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/3603 ... eef-brain/

"A single serving contains 3,401 milligrams of cholesterol, or more than 10 times the recommended daily limit, according to National Cholesterol Education Program."
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BrunetteGirl wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 9:30 am
Check Portuguese grocery stores (Tavora?)

I can say this in all honesty being married to a born and raised Portuegese man- they spare no part of animals in their cooking including the blood.
Chinese are like that too.
But in Canada at least the government has final say on what we can and cannot use.
Blood and most offal are ok.

But I'm fairly certain that brain and other bits of the central nervous system are banned as @fattyburger11 mentioned.

If OP is dead set on it, they may be able to talk to someone selling whole animals and a disreputable butcher.
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fattyburger11 wrote:
Jan 24th, 2019 9:24 am
Yeah. It's actually vCJD.

You can't buy it in Canada for consumption as they specifically remove all parts of the central nervous system of the cow from being distributed after slaughter. But somehow I don't think the OP wants it for consumption?
? What else would they want it for? They did post in Food and Drink.

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