And in Asia they are delicacies... Is it because people think organs are dirty or something else?
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Westerners eat offal all the time. It's called "sausages". LOL
Offal/organ meats are pretty much universally considered kinda gross -- but, they are sources of vitamins. (For Arctic Inuit people, who live where there are literally no plants, they are the ONLY sources of vitamins... and the Inuit stay alive.)
So, traditionally, the more rare *other* sources of vitamins (like certain fruits) are, the more likely a culture is to have adopted organ meats as a "delicacy". Because, y'know, people don't want to get scurvy, and beriberi, and pellagra, and shit.
The Inuit are an extreme, where they regularly consume the organ meats as main courses (again, they have zero fruits and zero vegetables and zero plants and zero carbs of ANY kind, up there).
But, all around the world where the vitamin-rich plants are rare -- or where they're under a foot of snow all winter -- people eat organ meats.
When a country becomes affluent (like the US/Canada), and starts enriching bread/flour/starches with vitamins, then organ meats tend to be one of the first things to go. Because, by themselves, they're fucking gross. LOL2