Effectiveness of dog meat
1. The Medical Effectiveness of Dog Meat
According to the Chinese medical encyclopedia, Bonchogangmog written by
Lee, Si-Jin in 1578 during the Myeong dynasty and Korean medical
encyclopedia, Dongeuibogam written by a famous Korean medical doctor, Her,
Joon in 1613 during the Chosun dynasty, the medical effectiveness of dog meat
is described as follows. The character of dog meat is warm with a salty and
sour taste. It comforts the digestive systems, such as small and large intestines,
strengthens our stomach, supplements marrow to warm our knees and waist,
and raises vigor to make men virile when bodies are fatigued and damaged, it
can help keep bodies healthy, and circulate the blood smoothly. In quality,
yellow furred dog is best, followed by black furred dog, and finally white furred
dog. Yellow furred dog is good for men and black furred dog for women. As dog meat emits heat, one who suffers from fever shouldn't eat dog meat.
Also as garlic emits heat, eating dog meat with garlic heightens heat excessively.
So eating dog meat with garlic is not good. Roasting dog meat can cause
2. Nutritional Value of Dog Meat
Dog meat contains high-quality protein. When dog meat is boiled, its fiber
becomes loose, which is good for digestion. So eating pork in summer season
sometimes causes digestive problems, but dog meat doesn't do any harm, and
lot of unsaturated fatty acid with little cholesterol, which is preventive for high
blood pressure and arteriosclerosis.
The nutritional value of dog meat and Bosintang(dog meat soup) (in 100g)
Cholesterol content of meat(100g of meat per mg)
3. The Reason for Eating Dog Meat on Bognal(the onset of dog days)
As dog meat has the character of raising warmth, it can be had on the onset
of dog days to promote perspiration.
4. Cuisine of Dog Meat in the Era of Chosun Dynasty
During the Chosun dynasty, dog meat was consumed in soup, steamed,
roasted or fried, with added spice, in sausage, as wine, as a cane, as a jerky
and boiled. When Gaejangkuk is boiled, perilla purple are put in, not leaves of
perilla. Dongahgaezim is made by cutting off the top of a wax gourd and
scooping out its contents. Then dog meat is put into it, the top is put back on,
and then its wrapped with a straw rope, and rubbed with mud sprinkled with
salt. After the mud hardens, it's roasted over night.
5. Dog Meat-Eating Districts in the Occasion
In Buyeo, Cheongyang, Boryoung, and Seocheon, which are all in Chungnam
province, once the central part of Baekjae, dog meat is served during funeral
service, one's birthday, and Hoigap(the anniversary of one's 60th birthday).
6. Countries which ate or are Currently Eating Dog Meat
Dog meat was eaten or is now being eaten by the Chinese, the Japanese, the
French, Polynesian, North-American, Mexican, Peruvian, Swiss, German,
Romanian, Belgian, the Senegalese, the American, Canadian-aborigines,
African,Russian, Kazakh, Slovakian, Uzbeg, Indonesian, Filipino, Vietnamese,
Thai, Indian, etc. During the France-prussian war in 1870, dogs were killed and
during that time.