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ICELAND: Hakarl, An Acquired Rotten Taste

ICELAND: Hakarl, An Acquired Rotten Taste

Hakarl is a national dish of Iceland, consisting of Greenland shark meat, that has been buried, rotten and fermented. The reason for the fermentation process? Well, the Greenland shark is poisonous to eat in it’s natural state due to extremely high levels of trimethylamine oxide and uric acid in the flesh.
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