World's Strangest Breakfasts

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Sara E Wood

They may sound strange to you, but these breakfast menu items are part of the local flavor.

Mexico:Huitlacoche

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Technically speaking, this is diseased corn. But don’t worry, it won’t harm you to eat it—in fact, this fungus is considered a delicacy in Mexico and typically costs more than “normal” corn. Spores infect the corn, turning it black and giving it a mushroom-like flavor. Huitlacoche typically comes up on breakfast menus as a filling in omelettes.

World's Strangest Breakfasts

Mexico:Huitlacoche

Technically speaking, this is diseased corn. But don’t worry, it won’t harm you to eat it—in fact, this fungus is considered a delicacy in Mexico and typically costs more than “normal” corn. Spores infect the corn, turning it black and giving it a mushroom-like flavor. Huitlacoche typically comes up on breakfast menus as a filling in omelettes.

Sara E Wood
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