Human infant feces contain two bacteria common in probiotics: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Scientists at Catalonia’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Research conducted a study on a means to infuse these bacteria into sausage. They took 43 fecal samples from babies and used the bacteria to ferment fuet, a type of pork sausage.
Tasters who sampled the sausage said that they tasted just like regular fuet, which is what the scientists want. They envision the sausage as an alternative probiotic food for people who can’t consume dairy products.
There is, of course, one problem: no company is currently interested in the challenge of trying to market sausage made from human infant fecal bacteria.