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Would You Eat Food That Resembles an Eyeball? A Look at America's Most Exotic Fruits


Adam Richman is showing just how delicious some of America's strangest foods can be.

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The author of Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels took Inside Edition around New York City to try out all kinds of unique fruit, including one that looks like an eyeball.

On his new show, Secret Eats, he tries out interesting foods from across the world in hidden restaurants and off secret menus.

One fruit, longan — a relative of the lychee — looks like an eyeball when you peel it back, but it's actually quite tasty.

Another fruit, a prickly pear, looks like a potato on the outside and like nothing you've ever seen on the inside. The texture was as interesting as the taste. When opened, it looks like a pomegranate.

Richman tried them, saying: "Well done, nature!"

After purchasing the exotic fruits, Inside Edition took them into the kitchen with Nikki Dinki, author of Meat on the Side: Delicious Vegetable-Focused Recipes for Every Day, who showed how to incorporate the oddball fruits into an everyday diet.

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She advised to take a dragon fruit and mix it together with more mainstream fruits like raspberries and blueberries.

For the longan, she suggested combining it with flatbread, ricotta cheese and chives.

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