Mongols Drank Horse Blood
The Mongols were nomadic people who relied heavily on their horses for transportation, food, and military power. In addition to using horse milk and meat as a source of sustenance, the Mongols also drank horse blood. This practice was especially common during times of scarcity when other food sources were limited. The blood was often mixed with milk and fermented to make a drink known as kumis.
Drinking horse blood was believed to provide a rich source of iron and other nutrients, which were important for maintaining good health in the harsh conditions of the Mongolian steppes. Today, the practice of drinking horse blood is still common in some parts of Mongolia and is considered an important part of the country’s culinary heritage. However, it is also controversial, with some animal rights activists opposing the practice.