Raw Liver Capsules {make your own}

For years I’ve read how great raw beef liver is for your health, fertility, and even your teeth.  But that never did me any good since I couldn’t eat it without gagging, we won’t even talk about the aversion I have when I’m pregnant.  And so I stayed with fried chicken liver (did I say I’m from the south?) .

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But I won’t let that stop me anymore.  I found it quite easy to dehydrate and encapsulate raw liver for daily intake….can I tell you how excited I am about this! 

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Thinly slice raw liver into strips and lay onto dehydrator trays.  Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 36-72 hours or until it’s dry and brittle.  This took about 2-3 days for me.  Some of the smaller pieces were dry after 36 hours other pieces took a full 72 hours to become fully dry.

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Place the dehydrated pieces into a blender or food processor and pulse until you have a fine powder.  This took about two minutes in my vitamix.

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Encapsulate the dried liver powder into capsules and store in a sealed container.

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I store about 90 capsules in an old dark glass pill bottle to keep with my vitamins.  The others I stored in a glass quart jar and sealed using the food saver jar attachment and stored in a cool dark place.


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Katie is a military wife and mother of 4 with 1 on the way. She is passionate about family, food and serving the LORD. By day you may find her changing diapers, folding laundry, home educating her older children, and cooking three meals a day with a baby on her hip next to a sink of dirty dishes. By night she writes and shares recipes, tips, and tutorials for economical, nourishing and simple gluten-free foods at Simple Foody.

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  1. Hannah J says

    That is such a great idea! Now you’re making me want a dehydrator. We just recently got a food processor, and I love it, a dehydrator is next on our list. I’ll have to keep this in mind.

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  2. says

    I may have to give this a try. I just found out I’m pregnant, and I know liver is a good thing to eat while pregnant, but I’m not sure I could stomach actually eating it. I think I could manage the capsules though.

  3. says

    Thanks for linking up your informative recipe Katie! FYI, the other day your comment system wasn’t working when I was over here for a pleasant visit….

  4. Sue says

    I have liver in my freezer from grass fed cows. Is there any problem not keeping the capsules in the refrigerator? I am so excited to try this. Thank you, Sue

    • Katie says

      Sue you could keep them in the fridge if you plan on using them soon. When putting dehydrated items in the fridge you can risk re-hydration from the humidity. I don’t think it would be a problem unless you have them in there for 6+ months.

  5. Sophie says

    Hi Katie,

    I take freeze dried liver capsules and love the idea of making my own so was very happy when I came accross your how to!

    I was a bit concerned when I read about not storing in the fridge to avoid added moisture. For a couple of years now I have stores the capsules (dr.rons freeze dried liver) in the fridge.. I am now worried (mainly being 6 months pregnant) that this moisture could have reintroduced unwanted bacteria that could harm my growing baby.

    Would the bacteria itself grow back if moisture got in do you think?

    I would live to hear back from you on this! Thank you Katie

    • says

      Sophie, if you’ve been storing them that way for years I would say you’re okay to continue taking them, of course always ask your health care provider.

  6. David says

    Was curious… can you store this just as a powder in a glass jar if you dont wanna capsule them but want to use it daily by taking the 1/2 tsp or less in smoothies?

    Also how much do you get from one liver? Powder that is?

    • says

      You can definitely store the ground liver powder in glass jars and add to smoothies. It should last at least 3 months in the fridge. The amount of powder you get will depend on how much each liver weighs that you dehydrate and how much moisture you extracted from the liver.



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