There's a catch, of course: the sausage's fat and salt content.
"From a nutrition standpoint it's difficult to classify blood pudding or blood sausage as a super food," Toby Smithson, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics told Thrillist. "While it may be a good source of protein and iron, it is very high in fat, sodium and saturated fat. This goes against the recommendations for healthy eating from the newly released 2015 Dietary Guidelines."
Womp, womp. Don't start making the blood sausage smoothies in your blender just yet. Even so, a glimmer of hope for black pudding's superfood status remains, according to Aizen.
"The fat and nutrient content of the animal meat will depend on what is fed. If it is fed corn and pumped with sodium or injected with antibiotics and hormones and consumes animal byproducts, the meat it won't be as healthy, " Aizen said. "If however, it is allowed to graze freely, it might contain more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) a healthy fat, the animal will be leaner, as well as contain more vitamin E."