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What is the nutritional value of a fingernail?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (20529points) 1 month ago

Is there any?

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Jeruba's avatar

You mean, like, eating it? About the same, I would think, as eating hair.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Jeruba Yes. What is the nutritional value of hair too?

LostInParadise's avatar

For what it is worth, I did a Web search and found this. In summary, hair and nails are mostly made of keratin, which is difficult to digest and does not have very many calories.

Forever_Free's avatar

Much less than the nutritional value of tree bark.

Zaku's avatar

Maybe as Fibre, so negative nutritional value. But fingernails sometimes have some gunk stuck to them. Mmm mmm, gunk.

RocketGuy's avatar

Rhino horn is also keratin. Perhaps we can sell our fingernail clippings as White Rhino Horn powder and make some $.

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