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6 Bizarre Foods People Actually Eat (and Enjoy!)

Chicken Feet

You eat what? Bizarre can be a bit subjective, and we often associate "weird" with tasting bad. But, believe it or not, many people worldwide enjoy these 6 Bizarre Foods... some are even delicacies!

1. Chicken Feet

Known as a Chinese delicacy, chicken feet can be found in a variety of eateries all around the world! Steamed in a sauce (typically sweet and sour), people typically nibble around the chicken feet and get a variety of nutritious benefits while they're at it. Protein, collagen, fat... all great things!


Chicken Feet

2. Bugs

Fried grasshoppers...Tarantulas... oh my?! Believe it or not, fried bugs are actually a common snack for children in Mexico and is gaining popularity elsewhere. Fried Grasshoppers

3. Pickled Herring

Sour cream, onions, and chunks of fish. Who thought to combine all of these in a jar? A great source of fatty acids and vitamins, this seafood snack is popular in Northern European cuisines. Grab a water cracker and dig in!


4. Dandelions

Dandelions are weeds... right? Yes! But people actually enjoy harvesting dandelion roots and leaves for which hold certain medical properties and are very rich in certain vitamins (A, C, D, and E to be exact!). You can also turn dandelion roots into dandelion tea and turn dandelion flowers into wine. Even further, if you pick dandelion leaves that are young enough, you can sauté them in butter, salt, pepper, and lemon for a delicious side dish. Who knew? Dandelions

5. Bone Marrow

Bone marrow is pretty common to see in a variety of upscale restaurants, but it's still a little bizarre if you think about it. Many people season and roast bone marrow and then serve it with bread or by itself. The marrow has a buttery rich flavor that is sought after by many!


6. Blood Sausage

Yep. Blood sausage is exactly what it sounds like... sausage made with blood (sheep, cow, or pig blood to be exact). Mixed with a filler (barley, rice, or oats) and stuffed into a sausage casing... this meat is common on the breakfast table in Europe. It's high in protein and iron—which will fuel you for a great day ahead. Blood Sausage

So there you have it! Which ones are you up for trying?

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