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A fresh placenta simmers with ginger, lemon, and a jalapeño pepper.



Jennifer Hughes’s placenta was delivered ten minutes after her first child, just before midnight on March 31. It was on the large side, with a liverish texture and a bluish tinge; it measured nine inches in diameter and weighed a pound and a half.

For a growing number of mothers, there's no better nutritional snack after childbirth than the fruit of their own labor.

New York Magazine/Healthy Snacks