Durian is probably the most polarizing fruit in the world, you either hate its smell or love it. The smell has been compared to everything from almonds to dirty gym socks. The fruit itself contains high amounts of sugar, vitamin C and potassium.
4. Horse Sashimi
Although taboo in America, eating horse is accepted throughout most of the rest of the world. It’s the primary meat consumed in Kazakhstan and is served raw as sashimi in Japan. The meat itself is very lean and tastes like a cross between beef and venison.
If you thought the concept of Turducken was strictly an American invention, then think again. Kiviak is a traditional Inuit food from Greenland made from stuffing about 500 auk birds into an entire seal and then left to ferment under the ground for months. This pungent delicacy had the added effect of helping the Inuits combat vitamin deficiencies in their diet.
Why do people eat all these unusual foods?
We might not fully understand right now why people around the world eat everything on this list, but IBM’s 5 in 5 predicts that in five years, a computer system will know what you like to eat better than you do. A system that analyzes flavor will determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like it.