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These are most frequently used in cooking because of the gelatine they hold - pigs feet (trotters) and calves feet making particularly effective jelly.

In the past, boiled cow heel and sheep's trotters have been traditional foods of the poor. While, the Chinese community has a penchant for chicken feet as a dim sum item.

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