17 Most Toxic Foods That Can Kill You
seventeen exotic foods that can actually kill you would you eat cheese filled with maggots or shark meat that tastes like urine or a fish a thousand times more toxic than cyanide all three of these foods are on our list of world’s most dangerous foods and all three of them still are immensely popular today we’re going to look at these foods and see maybe you’ll want to try some if you dare.
Now keep in mind that some of these foods are illegal some of them are just highly regulated some of them are delicious others are widely considered disgusting what all of them have in common is that people eat them even though they’re dangerous or even deadly what would spur someone to eat some of the world’s most dangerous foods keep Reading to find out about these dangerous delicacies dangerous food
Number one: Fuji the Fuji Blowfish is so toxic without proper preparation that the method of prepping the famous fish is heavily regulated in its native country of Japan the culprit is a neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin which shuts down the nerve signaling dangerous food.
Number two: huh Carl this Icelandic delicacy where a raw greenland shark is cured and dried for six months is dangerous if the proper preparation isn’t followed that’s because Greenland sharks filter their waste through their skin meaning that the skin is likely to be filled with the toxic substances like urea dangerous food.
Number three: a key this red orange fruit is common in West Africa and Jamaica and it splits open when it’s fully ripe you really don’t want to eat it before it splits because the unripe flesh carries a toxin called hypoglycemic inverted food into simple sugar resulting in dangerously low blood sugar hypoglycemia clinically a key poisoning has the charming name of Jamaican vomiting sickness dangerous food.
Number four: cassava native to South America cassava root is delicious when cooked but when eaten uncooked or without fermentation it releases an enzyme that turns another chemical in the root in a cyanide there’s enough cyanide an improperly cooked cassava to give someone a case of acute cyanide intoxication dangerous food.
Number five: NGO module also known as the football fruit the Panjim fruit is toxic enough that they have to be boiled and then fermented while buried in ash and banana leaves for 40 days that gives enough time for the hydrogen cyanide to finish being washed out of the fruit itself or the seeds dangerous food.
Number six: San Nagi this Japanese preparation of raw long armed octopus isn’t poisonous like many others on this list but since the fish is killed right before being presented the octopus complex nervous system means that the tentacles can still twitch that does present a problem to the careless diner with the potential of flailing suckers to stick to the side of an esophagus people actually have died this way dangerous food.
Number seven: Casa Mar Zoo an Italian delicacy the sheep’s milk cheese is filled with live maggots capable of launching themselves up to six inches because the maggots are capable of jumping and because the cheese is considered best eaten with the still-living maggots in it diners are advised to hold their hands over their food to prevent the maggots from leaping out at their eyes but the real problem happens if the maggots are able to survive the whirlwind tour through the digestive system as they can make a cozy little home in your intestines and cause nausea vomiting and blood filled diarrhea yum sounds worth trying that cheese dangerous food.
Number eight: hot dogs eaten in the barbaric wilderness known as the North America the hot dog made of processed meat is the top cause of food-related choking deaths and children under three the problem is that the food cylindrical shape is perfectly suited to lodge in a small esophagus dangerous food.
Number nine: absinthe maybe you’ve watched the movie Eurotrip or maybe you’ve heard legends about this wacky drink either way this stuff is dangerous especially if you aren’t prepared for it the liqueur which is made from woodworm fennel and anis is sweet to the taste but not so sweet to the brain the ingredient woodworm contains a chemical that has a psychoactive property what does that mean you ask oh it can just cause hallucinations imagine that you’re having fun at a club or having a pre drink when suddenly boom you’re mid acid trip luckily the stuff you get in North America usually isn’t strong enough to induce hallucinations or maybe that was just something we dreamed or is that maybe just something we hallucinate it dangerous food.
Number ten: death cap mushroom we all know not to eat mushrooms off the forest floor right well you will after today enter the death cap mushroom which is as treacherous as its name implies this fungi which is largely spread across Europe might taste good but consumption of this plant will mean big trouble for whoever has the displeasure of eating it first off if you eat just a little we’ll get some pretty nasty abdominal pain as well as a spot of vomiting eat a lot of it and you’re gonna be in a real bad spot lots of this mushroom will cause liver kidney and heart damage huh we guess it’s pretty aptly named then dangerous food.
Number eleven: blood clams we were first really grossed out when we figured you would eat blood in the clams we were sort of pleasantly surprised apparently they get their name thanks to the red hemoglobin liquid inside the soft tissues which is a step up from eating blood we guess anyways the fact that you may or may not be eating blood isn’t the reason these babies are dangerous they’re usually made in China and boiled and eaten so fast that they hardly have time to lose the diseases they carry which diseases oh just little insignificant ones like typhoid hepatitis A and dysentery no big deal dangerous food.
Number twelve: cherry seeds cherry seeds but we eat cherries all the time well pullet food and medical expert dr. Kant or tell you spit out your cherry seeds because they contain the poisonous compound hydrogen cyanide hold on don’t start to panic you don’t need to burn down your local grocery stores for trying to poison you just yet luckily for you a person would need to ingest hundreds of cherry seeds before they would kill you according to the folks at National Institute of Health an average human can consume seven hundred and three milligrams of hydrogen cyanide per day how much is in a cherry pit you ask Oh like point 17 grams of lethal cyanide per gram of seed so you’re fine probably just put those torches out dangerous food.
Number thirteen: rhubarb no this doesn’t mean you’ll have to stop enjoying your grandmother’s rhubarb pie it does however mean that you’ll have to stop enjoying that pie made of rhubarb leaves that the crazy man down the street keeps giving you they contain high amounts of oxalic acid which leads to kidney failure in humans if you want to know when you’ve eaten too many rhubarb leaves and you’ll know once you experience trouble breathing diarrhea eye pain and red urine or maybe just maybe you lay off the rhubarb leaves altogether what do you say dangerous food.
Number fourteen: African bullfrog you’ve heard of frog legs but this is ridiculous anyways believe it or not in places like nambia they skip the whole cutting the things legs and just eat the whole amphibian sure you could experience kidney failure because the frog’s skin and organs contain a variety of substances toxic to humans but then you’d miss out on eating a frog and so it’s all good the locals say that once the thing is finished mating they’re safe to eat tempting but will probably not take the chance dangerous food.
Number fifteen: elderberries these things sound like something out of The Lord of the Rings and they’re poison to goodness factor exemplifies that fact the berries themselves are great in jams jellies and medicines the leaves twigs and seeds however are dangerous if ingested and can lead to some nausea as well as other severe forms of sickness dangerous food
Number sixteen: cashews don’t worry you don’t have to put down this awesome nut if you’re eating them out of the bag we’re just talking about cashews that you might find in the wild or more specifically raw cashews some of them may contain uracil which in large quantities can in fact be fatal and if you see a bag labeled raw cashews at your local grocery store don’t be fooled those kernels have actually been steamed to rid them of this dangerous chemical and now we have to wrap up our list of dangerous foods what did you think are you tough enough to try any of these hazardous meals or didn’t we scare you off of any did we forget some of the most perilous let us know in the comments section below.