The Grossest Foods In The World
Vote up the foods you can't believe people actually eat.
This is a list of the grossest foods that many people will never touch. To some, the dishes listed on here are some of the grossest things you could ever imagine putting in your mouth; others consider them delicacies. What you find appetizing could be a result of your cultural upbringing, or simply your personal tastebuds. It's possible you'll find these foods absolutely nasty, but maybe not.
What are the grossest foods in the world? Take a look here and you'll see arguably the most disgusting foods on the planet.
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Baby Mice Wine
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Maggot-Filled CheesePhoto: Shardan / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.5
Casu marzu is a type of cheese that has to be left in the sun until it becomes rotten and full of maggots. The process of producing this cheese is considered a process of finely metered fermentation. Sometimes, when disturbed, the maggot larvae can "jump" for distances up to 5-6 inches—some prefer to scrape the larvae out before consuming for this reason.
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Some people around the world --- including in parts of the United States and China --- eat human placenta as a supposed way to counteract the effects of postpartum depression and other pregnancy complications. Celebs like January Jones have extolled the practice's benefits, and some women even hire celebrity placenta processors to prepare placenta-based recipes for them.
In addition to taking your placenta in pill form, you can consume it as part of smoothies, lasagna, truffles, and chili.
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Blood SoupPhoto: Petr & Bara Ruzicka / Flickr / CC-BY 2.0
In Vietnam, there's every possibility that you might be presented with the culinary option of eating raw duck and geese blood. It's usually served literally right as the bird is slaughtered, which ensures that the dish is fresh.
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Fertilized Duck EggsPhoto: Ischaramoochie / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
This is called Balut. It is a fertilized duck egg with an almost developed embryo in it. So how would someone eat this thing? Well, it's as simple as boiling an egg. In fact, that's exactly what you do: boil, peel, dip it in your choice of salt or vinegar, and then eat it.
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Fermented FishPhoto: Wrote / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0
Surströmming is a Swedish staple consisting of fish that has been fermenting in a can of bacteria for an extended period of time. The fish's resulting stench is usually so foul that Swedes have to take it outside to eat it. Apparently it goes well with sour cream.