Question: Are the viscera of animals healthy? Can they be consumed if you are a cardiovascular patient? Roberto (San Francisco).
Answer: Red viscera, such as the liver, heart and kidney, are rich in protein, iron, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins A and D. White viscera, such as brains and criadillas, are the richest in fat. The viscera should be consumed in the general population very sporadically due to its high content of saturated fat and cholesterol, and in the case of the cardiovascular patient it is advisable to prefer other types of lean meats, such as fish, chicken and turkey without skin, rabbit, and Lean cuts of veal.