The Most DANGEROUS FOODS In The World!

The Most  DANGEROUS FOODS In The World!


Who can resist a delectable plate of food? And while most of us like to be adventurous
in our food choices from time to time, some take it too far. Here is a list of food that people eat around
the world which can be harmful, and in some cases even fatal. 10 Pufferfish – Being the emperor of Japan
means you can eat pretty much anything you want right? want right? Well, except for Fugu, or Pufferfish. While it is considered an exotic dish in Japan,
it contains a deadly poison Tetrodoxin which is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide. A single Fugu is enough to kill 30 humans
and there is no known antidote! No wonder it is the only food that the Emperor
of Japan is forbidden from eating. So how does one go about eating Pufferfish? It is definitely not easy as it requires almost
3-4 years of training for a chef to become qualified to cook Fugu. When prepared correctly, Fugu gives waves
of euphoria and tingling sensations. While that may sound tempting, don’t be
surprised to find ambulances waiting outside the restaurants that serve it! 9 Cassava – Commonly known as tapioca, the
Cassava is a staple food for the people of Africa and South America. While it is a rich source of carbohydrates,
not all of the plant is meant for eating. In fact, the roots, peels and leaves of the
plant are highly toxic, containing cyanogenic glucosides which are then broken down in the
plant to produce Hydrogen Cyanide. If you ever come across the people of Nigeria
with endemic goiters, remember that it was probably Cassava that caused them. Simple. Soak the roots in water for upto 3 days till
the hydrogen cyanide is released from it and Simple. Soak the roots in water for upto 3 days till
the hydrogen cyanide is released from it and then it can be dried or cooked. Or better yet, don’t eat it. Over a 100 children fell sick and 27 died
because of eating Cassava that was not prepared properly. elementary school found out. Over a 100 children fell sick and 27 died
because of eating Cassava that was not prepared properly. 8 Potatoes – Be it fries, chips, mashed
or even as vodka, potatoes are one of the most common food in the world. But few know that the potato plant is actually
very poisonous. The plant is closely related to tobacco and
nightshade and they produce the toxin solanine which is a natural defence for the plant against
insects, disease and predators. In fact, this defence mechanism was used by
people in the past as pain relief, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic medicine. The poison is found in the green parts of
the plant like new sprouts, stems, leaves and even the tubers at times. So if you come across a green potato, run,
because it probably contains Solanine. While death from potato poisoning is rare,
it does lead to nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, weak and rapid pulse, drowsiness and respiratory
problems. Think of that when chomping down on fries
next! 7 Ackee – A native fruit of the tropical
West Africa region which looks like a pear, Achee is a fascinating little fruit. It turns from green to bright red to yellow
orange while ripening before opening up to reveal three shiny black seeds surrounded
by soft, creamy and yellow Aril. This aril is the edible part of the fruit
and is used in many dished like Ackee with Codfish, the national dish of Jamaica. But there is a flipside to it. The plant is poisonous and contains the toxin
hypoglycin. Consuming it leads to hypoglycaemia or the
Jamaican vomiting sickness. Although this toxin is not present in the
aril part of the fruit, which is the actual Symptoms kick in between 2 -12 hours of consumption
and leads to a massive drop in blood sugar levels. And the seed of the fruit always contains
the toxin and if by any chance you happen to consume it, don’t wait for the ambulance
to rush to the hospital. Symptoms kick in between 2 -12 hours of consumption
and leads to a massive drop in blood sugar the giant bullfrog and you would have to be
really adventurous, or really hungry, to eat it. So much so that ackee is banned in the US
and as far as exotic fruits go, you might want to give this one a miss. 6 Giant Bullfrog – Frog legs might be delicacy
in many parts of the world, but one look at the giant bullfrog and you would have to be
really adventurous, or really hungry, to eat it. And yet, if you venture into Namibia, you
would most probably get a dinner invitation to eat the African bullfrog. And while you might be tempted, be warned. The frog is probably going to get its revenge
by attacking your kidneys. The bullfrog contains the toxin Oshiketakata
which causes temporary kidney failure along with a burning sensation in the urethra and
fatalities have also been recorded. So how does one go about making sure that
the frog they eat doesn’t make them sick? Eat only those bullfrogs which have been caught
after the third rain of the season, only those who are old enough to mate, the ones who croak
a lot or the ones cooked in wood lined pots so that the poison is absorbed. And after hearing so many ifs and buts, if
you are still tempted, well all we can say All they do is take the baby octopus, put
some sesame oil on it and voila, the dish is ready. creatures, flailing around with its 8 arms. But in some places, like Korea, a species
of Octopus, san nak ji, is a delicacy. So much so, that they don’t even bother
killing it before eating it! All they do is take the baby octopus, put
some sesame oil on it and voila, the dish is ready. You will actually see the tentacles wriggle
while you swallow it! Which actually makes it one of the most dangerous
foods available. Not poisonous, dangerous. If not chewed properly, the suckers which
are present on the tentacles get stuck on the throat and leads to choking. On an average, 6 people lose their lives in
Korea each year from consuming San nak ji. And in some extreme cases, the tentacles have
been known to climb up inside the mouth into While that is normally true, the Casu Marzu
or rotten cheese, does play a little on the wild side. 4 Casu Marzu – Cheese. How it can cheese be dangerous right? Especially one found in Italy, the land of
cheesy food! While that is normally true, the Casu Marzu
or rotten cheese, does play a little on the wild side. Made in the town of Sardinia, the cheese is
soaked in brine, smoked and then allowed to sit in the open without being covered. On top of that, cheese flies are encouraged
to lay eggs inside the cheese and when they hatch into countless maggots, they release
enzymes that cause the fats within the Casu Marzu to decompose. The Casu Marzu is eaten with the maggots still
alive as it prevents extra toxicity, but that poses a problem of its own. The stomach enzymes are not always strong
enough to kill these larvae and they often pass into the intestines where they cause
serious lesions and even bore through the intestinal walls leading to abdominal pain,
nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhoea. The cheese is so dangerous that it is banned
in most parts of the world including Italy and is not sold in shops. But if you ever happen to come across some,
we are sure that the wriggling maggots will prevent you from actually eating it! 3 Hakarl – When you think of sharks, it
is natural to think of food. After all, you are its food! But in Iceland, the Vikings started a tradition
of eating a species of Shark called the Greenlandic shark, which extends up to 24 feet on average,
as it was abundant in supply. But preparing hakarl is a long process. It involves beheading the shark, burying it
in a hole in the sand with stone and gravel placed on top for 6-12 weeks, which allows
the liquids to seep out while the shark ferments. Then, long pieces of the shark are cut and
hung up to dry for several months and after it starts smelling and a characteristic dry,
brown crust forms the pieces are taken down and served in smaller portions. Sounds yucky, right? That’s not the worst part. The shark possesses no kidneys or urinary
tract. And hence, the meat of the shark is full of
poisonous substances like trimethylamine oxide. It is to remove this toxin that such a cumbersome
method of preparation is in place! But there are no guarantees. Except for the fact that if you bring the
hakarl close to your mouth, you will probably suffer nausea from the smell. In fact, Anthony Bourdain, the famous chef,
named it among the foods that he would never taste again! 2 Blood Clams – Clams are delicious no doubt. But when it is preceded by the word blood
on the menu, you might get a few doubts! But not so in China! Blood clams are a popular dish and it is even
gaining popularity in the US. But what most people don’t know is that
blood clams cultivate from Maine and Mexico are fairly safe to eat. But the ones found in the restaurant of China
should be avoided at the very least. The reason for that is that the clams cultivated
there live in low oxygen environments and they ingest a lot of viruses and bacteria,
some of which cause Hepatitis A and hepatitis E. In fact, around 15% of the people who eat
blood clams from Chinese waters get infected as it is only boiled quickly and served. Apart from hepatitis, typhoid and dysentery
are also common ailments caused by eating blood clams. In 1988, over 300,000 people were infected
and 31 died in Shanghai from eating blood clams. While they may taste delicious, we hardly
think that it is a risk worth taking! 1 Cashews – Who amongst us has not dipped
their hands in a bowl of cashew nuts? They are one of the most favoured dry fruits
in the world and a part of many recipes. But would you really by so keen of putting
cashews in your dishes if you knew that they were actually very poisonous? Raw cashews contains Urushiol, which is a
distant cousin of poison ivy and causes ugly rashes on the skin. So then why are they sold so openly? That is because the raw cashew available in
stores are not actually raw. They are steamed to get rid of the Urushiol
to make it safe. So, if you love to binge on cashews, be sure
that they are not raw! This was our list of some of the most dangerous
foods that people eat around the world. If you have ever tasted any, let us know your
experience and if you know of any other such deadly cuisines, tell us in the comments below.

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