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BU Market Fun Fact: Canned Surströmming


Reminder from Sweden: Find an outdoor space before opening...


When it comes to smelly food, one thing comes to mind would be canned surströmming from Sweden!


Due to its location and weather, Swede cuisine often features fermented foods, and surströmming is one of them. It undergoes a fermentation process in a sealed condition, resulting in a strong smell that accumulates inside the can and creates huge pressure. Even locals in Sweden suggest opening surströmming outdoor!


In fact, this unique delicacy is not available all year round. It is only launched during the summertime around August as it requires time for fermentation. So, seize the chance to try if you see surströmming!