See also: Cod Fish; Cod Liver Oil
ACEITE DE BACALAO
'Aceite de bacalao' is Spanish for cod fish oil. Cod liver oil is an important natural source of vitamins A and D. It has been used since at least the 18th century as a folk remedy for a digestive aid and appetite stimulant; in the treatment of 'wasting' diseases and rheumatism.
By the early 20th century its medicinal value was linked to the presence of these vitamins. Today, it is used in the treatment of rickets and other diseases, and as an ingredient in animal feeds.
Cod liver oil has one major drawback: it tastes horrible!
Cod liver oil is obtained from the livers of codfish and several related fish.