05/10/2012 10:35 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Canned Foods: Which Items Are Okay To Eat From A Can?

We're thankful for canned foods. They've played a major part in the innovations of our food systems and have certainly kept many bellies fed. But let's be frank, canned food can be wretchedly gross -- resembling nothing close to what the original (uncanned) item once was.

While there are some food items which seem safe to eat from a can -- some we almost solely expect to see in can form (like beans or chickpeas), others might possibly be considered the worst offense against the food world (canned hamburger anyone?).

We've put a guideline together to help keep the line straight on what's safe and, more importantly, what's not safe to consume from a can. Click through the slideshow below and let us know if you agree.

Which food item would you never eat from a can? Leave a comment.

Canned Foods: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly