I was reading a Wikipedia article on horse meat and came across this passage:
The cavalry usedʙʀᴇᴀsтplates as cooking pans and gunpowder as seasoning, and thus founded a tradition.
Many years ago we used gunpowder to treat dogs with distemper. I was curious, , and did not like giving an unknown quantity to my animals, so I sampled it (gingerly) myself. I discovered gunpowder to taste sharp and peppery, with a definite metallic flavor.Source(s): My source is personal experience.
Well, personally I've never tried it and can't say that I would either. To me I would think it was toxic and it very well may be. In those days, they wouldn't have known this.