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7 Disgusting And Bizarre Diets Of People Throughout History

By Jatin Sharma, 1 May 2017


History is full of bizarre and weird things and people of those times really had some weird hobbies and things. That might be due to lack of technology of those times, but their food habits also stemmed out of things that were available to them.

Here are 7 highly bizarre dietary habits of people in history,

1 Fish Bladder Jelly

Victorian times were merry times. Many inventions took place in that time which we still use today like plumbing and piano covers. However, they had some really bizarre dietary practices like having jelly made from fish bladders.

A substance known as isinglass was isolated from the bladder of the sturgeon fish, which coagulates liquids and thickens it. Victorians boiled it with water, sugar and added some lemon juice and fruit for flavor.

Fish Bladder Jelly.

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2 Muktuk

Seriously one of the more disgusting things on the list, Muktuk is a dish, that was made from fat of whale or narwhal in the Arctic area back in the days. Seasonal whale and seal hunts were organized so that people could these animals could be gathered for food.

Muktuk was made from the fat of bowhead whale and was described as nutty and salty flavor. Aboriginal Greenlanders, Canadians, Siberians, and Alaskans all had their own way of eating Muktuk. But oceanic pollution and toxicity led to the practice dying out.


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3 Vinegar flavored pie

One might not associate vinegar with some sweet dish. However in 1800s, in south US, vinegar was used to make a brilliant sweet dish, pie. It is thought that cooks in those times were as same as today’s cooks and wanted to cut corners while making desserts. They started using apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice.

The vinegar pie was known as poor man’s pie.

Vinegar flavored pie

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