How To Eat Yourself To Death (World’s 10 Deadliest Foods)


Hey Thoughty2 here. In large quantities raw
cashew nuts can be fatal. They contain a toxin called urushiol. Even cashew nuts sold as
raw cashews in super markets have been steamed to remove the dangerous chemical. But cashew
nuts are child’s play, some foods can kill you with a single bite, even when cooked. 1. Fugu is a luxurious fish that’s popular
in Japan, but eating it is also a huge gamble. The intestines, ovaries and liver of the Fugu
fish contain a poison called tetrodotoxin that is 1,2000 times deadlier than cyanide.
It’s so lethal that a dose smaller than the head of a pin is enough to kill you and
a single fish contains enough poison to kill 30 people. Diner’s unfortunate enough to
ingest the poison will experience paralysis then rapid death. There is no antidote. Because of the risks involved, Japanese chefs
must undergo 2 to 3 years of intense training then pass an exam before they can obtain a
license to prepare Fugu fish. Because of the expertise involved a fugu dish usually costs
around $200. 2. The humble apple can be deceivingly dangerous.
An apple’s seeds contain a type of cyanide, albeit in very small amounts. The quantity
of apple seeds one would need to ingest to suffer a lethal reaction is huge, but by no
means impossible. You should also watch out for cherry, peach and apricot pits, as they
all contain the same poisonous cyanide compound. 3. Nutmeg is a spice commonly used around
Christmas, but it’s also a hallucinogenic. Yes, you can actually trip on nutmeg. However
eating just 5.5 grams of nutmeg can lead to convulsions and 8.5 grams can lead to seizures.
Eating a whole nutmeg leads to a condition known as Chronic Nutmeg Psychosis which includes
severe vomiting, paranoia and a sense of impending doom. 4. Another food that can send you off the
rails is tuna. Tuna is known to absorb mercury, and once it’s in your body it can travel
to your brain and drive you insane. Whilst it’s unlikely that eating a large amount
will kill you, but it’s a good idea to monitor your weekly intake. However FDA recommendations
state that small children and pregnant women should avoid tuna altogether. 5. Jamaica is home to one of the most dangerous
fruits on the planet. The ackee fruit is Jamaica’s national fruit. However, it contains a poison
called Hypoglycin, and if improperly eaten, can cause what’s been called the Jamaican
Vomiting Sickness, I’m sure you can guess what symptoms are involved. But the poison
can also cause comas and death. When the fruit is unripe it is riddled with
the poison, so you must wait until the ackee fruit’s pod turns red and opens naturally,
once open, the only edible portion is the yellow arilli, which surrounds the poisonous
black seeds. Jamaica’s national dish is ackee with salt fish. 6. Cassava is a woody vegetable native to
South America. But it’s more commonly known to Americans as Tapioca. The roots and leaves
of the plant contain, yep you guessed it, cyanide. Cassava must be prepared in a very
particular way to avoid any toxins. 7. You would think hot dogs are completely
innocent. You won’t find any cyanide here, but to small children they’re one of the
most dangerous foods available. Hot dogs are the single biggest choking threat amongst
small children of any food. Hot dogs account for 17% of all food-related asphyxiations
among children younger than 10 years of age and can often be fatal. 8. In South Korea a popular delicacy is Sannakji,
or raw baby octopus. To prepare the dish the octopus is dismembered, seasoned with sesame
seeds and oil then served immediately. Because of the hasty preparation many of the tentacles
will still be moving around whilst you eat it. Each tentacle of an octopus has it’s
own brain, so if you swallow it whole it won’t hesitate to use its suckers on your throat. If you don’t chew it properly before swallowing
it can use its suckers to affix itself to the inside of your throat and choke you to
death. 9. Nambia in southern Africa, is home to a
strange delicacy. Giant Bullfrogs are a highly sought after food in Nambia. But there’s
a reason the French stick to eating the legs only, the organs and skins of most frogs contain
toxins. The Giant Bullfrog is riddled with a deadly
toxin that causes Oshiketakata, or more simply put, temporary kidney failure, which can cause
death if immediate medical attention is not sought. The Giant Bullfrog is considered safe
however if harvested and eaten after malting season, or the “third rain”. When their
levels of toxins have mellowed out. 10. But the biggest cause of food-related
death in the world is the simple chicken. Uncooked chicken and other raw meats can contain
salmonella bacteria that can be fatal in people with weaker immune systems. In the US alone,
poultry is responsible for 20 per cent of food-related deaths.

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