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  • Its because of the iron in your hemoglobin, the chemical that makes red blood cells absorb oxygen and take it to your cells. Actually, if you bleed enough, blood smells like copper, too. There is also a protein in your blood plasma (The liquid that makes blood flow through your viens/arteries) that transports opper to your bone marrow, it is called ceurloplasm. The copper delivered here creates new red blood cells.

Here's a side-note on how much iron is in your body. It may not sound like much, but it is.... There's enough iron in your body to make a 3-inch nail, weighing approximately 3 to 4 grams.

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For a while when I accidentally tasted my blood either because of brushing my teeth too vigorously, or sucking my finger after a small cut- I couldn't taste the typical metallic flavor. Turns out I was extremely anemic.

My doctor soon had me on some iron supplements, and now I'm able to taste it again. That might be what's going on.

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Blood has salt in it. Therefore it tastes salty.

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Blood contains a lot of iron (which aids oxygen transportation), resulting in the metallic taste.

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โˆ™ 14y ago

It is probably because Blood has Iron and Iron rusts. BTW how do you know what blood tastes like? How do you know how rust tastes?

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when you eat it on metal plates, it happens to me but only if the food is hot and i eat it on a metal plate

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Because it has a decent amount of salt in it.

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