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Ugly Foods That Taste Amazing

09/05/2013 12:29 EDT | Updated 11/22/2013 03:56 EST
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The next time you encounter slimy, hairy and larva-like food, you may want to give it a second look.

As much as we love gawking at gorgeous food porn, we think some "ugly" foods also deserve special attention. Sure, the close-up view of the insides of an oyster, passion fruit or bitter melon might make you gag a little, but their taste and nutrition far outweigh their aesthetic appeal.

What's more scary are the lists of ingredients on many popular food items. Processed foods, for example, can have over 20 toxic ingredients like artificial sweeteners, corn syrup sulphites. Oh the horror!

Here are 20 so-called awful looking foods that still taste great. Which ones did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.

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