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The Most Bizarre Canned Foods From Around the World

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Overlooking the trendiness of organic fresh food, it's actually still perfectly alright to eat canned food too. Certain canned foods, like canned vegetables or canned tuna, preserve the goodness for long periods of time and are a more convenient way of eating healthier food when you don't have easy access to fresh food markets.

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That said, there are plenty of food that have no business being in a can -- The Daily Meal looked at a few of the ones we're more familiar with, like canned whole chicken, squid, cheeseburgers, and hot wings. These are the foods that put paid to the adage that just because you can do something (like can roasted scorpions), that doesn't mean you should.

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    Armadillo — USA
    In Texas you can enjoy your armadillo grilled or creamed on the half shell… we’ll pass, thanks. Photo Credit: Ranker/Mark Click here to see More of the Most Bizarre Canned Foods Around the World
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    Canned Haggis — Scotland
    Haggis is a bit of an acquired taste to begin with. So why not put it in a can too? Photo Credit: © Flickr / are you gonna eat that
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    Powdered Horse Milk — Russia
    Horse milk is widely consumed in Russia and Mongolia. Still, in a powdered version, the milk is actually freeze-dried, and though it is 100 percent horse milk (note: no ponies), it is technically also 91 percent water. Photo Credit: © Flickr / Flickr Friday Click here to see More of the Most Bizarre Canned Foods Around the World
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    All Day Breakfast — U.K.
    Baked beans, tomato sauce, eggs, sausages, mushrooms, chopped pork… it’s all your favorite things about a full British breakfast fry-up, but in a can. I’ll repeat: a full British fry-up in a can! I rest my case. Photo Credit: © Flickr / Jonathan Harford
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    BBQ Silkworm Pupae — Korea, Thailand
    Fried silkworm pupae are popular across Asia, usually skewered and deep fried or grilled. They also have very little of their own taste so are usually heavily spiced. The trick is to bite down hard on the outer pupae shell until the gooey insides come squirting out — to help you along these canned versions come drenched in a handy barbecue sauce. Photo Credit: Ranker/ Mark Click here to see More of the Most Bizarre Canned Foods Around the World

Similarly, in Mexico, huitlacoche is popular in many culinary dishes, though something may have been lost in translation with the canned version of this parasitic fungus that grows on corn.

Other foods like creamed armadillos on a half-shell could make you feel like some people may be taking the option to can their favorite foods a little too far; click through our slideshow to see if you agree.

Serusha Govender, The Daily Meal

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