Can a dish be so delicious that you were willing to risk your own life to try it? In the world, there are many strange and very tasty dishes that are so dangerous that attempts to try them can cost you your life. These dishes can seriously damage your health or even kill you. In addition, it will not be a slow death that occurs when you eat fatty foods, it leads to blockage of blood vessels.
Many of these dishes will kill you as soon as you bite the first piece. Some dishes contain deadly bacteria, while others - the poisons and toxins. Most of these foods are safe, if they are prepared in a certain way, but if the cook will not adhere strictly to the recipe, this dish can be a serious threat to your health.
Below is the list of 10 most dangerous foods in the world.
Many people like rhubarb pie, but do not even suggest that it can be dangerous. If you love this plant, it is important to remember that you can eat only the stem, but the leaves can be deadly. Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which is poisonous to humans. If you happen to eat the leaves of the rhubarb, then you will suffer from diarrhea, vomiting, and also experience a burning sensation in the mouth. In addition, you can even begin to suffocate and fall into a coma. In vegetable crops, there are several kinds. They are used for human food as a vegetable (petioles are for eating) as well as fruit compote, jam and sweet filling for cakes.
9. Cassava or manioc
If you do not cook cassava properly, you run the risk of poisoning. Cassava contains a toxin called linamarin, which can turn into cyanide in the human digestive system, if consumed raw. The roots, leaves and peel contain this potentially dangerous component. In order to prepare the plant for human consumption, it is usually soaked and only then cooked. However, even if you prepare it according to all the rules in order to reduce the content of hazardous components, it does not make its consumption completely safe.
8. African burrowing frog
In Namibia, the eating of the African frog is an ordinary thing. However, this tradition can lead to serious health problems. If you eat the frog before the start of the breeding season, it can be very poisonous.
Ripened fruit Aki is very tasty, but if the fruit is unripe, it can be deadly. Fruit tree aki is widespread in West Africa, Jamaica and the Caribbean. Immature fruits contain toxins gipoglitsin A and B. In the human digestive system, these toxins are processed and transformed into a deadly substance - 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid. Eating unripe fruit Aki can lead to so-called Jamaican vomiting sickness. In severe cases, the Jamaican emetic disease can lead to severe dehydration, stroke, coma and even death.
6. Bovine brains
Bullish heart and liver are eaten everywhere, however, bovine brain is another matter. Ingestion of bovine brain is not as widespread as the use of other organs because of the risk of contracting mad cow disease. In some countries, the consumption of this dish is even prohibited - because of the high risk of rabies. As a result, a person may develop Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is the "human" equivalent of mad cow disease. In 2000, 28 people died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK. Nevertheless, in some countries, bovine brain is a common dish, even at the risk of contracting the disease.
5. Raw chicken and beef
No other culture of the world has such a cult of raw meet as Japan. Sushi is a national dish in Japan, and many sea creatures are eaten raw. This is called sashimi. However, in Japan, not only seafood is used in its raw form. It is also a popular dish called basashi - raw horsemeat and gyusashi - raw beef. In addition, the popularity has also enjoyed a dish of minced raw beef, which is called Yukke. Even despite the fact that eating raw beef can be dangerous, it pales in comparison with another dish that the Japanese like to eat - raw chicken. Torisashi is a chicken sashimi. Few Westerners can understand why the Japanese are so fond of this dish. If the chicken is not very fresh and is not suitable for eating raw, you really run the risk, because the meat may contain Salmonella bacteria.
4. Bloody clams
Blood clams is a very popular dish in many Asian countries. They are especially prevalent in the waters of Southeast Asia. They are called the blood because of their bright red color. This vivid color comes from the presence of hemoglobin inside the mollusk. Shellfish is boiled, steamed or eaten raw. However, even if cooked, it will not reduce the risk of infection with hepatitis A. It is because of the risk of being infected by hepatitis A, import of this shellfish was banned in many countries. In 1988, the consumption of bloody clams was the cause of the outbreak of hepatitis A in Shanghai. 30 people died as a result of the disease, and more than 300 thousand were infected with hepatitis A, according to data published in the publication of Shanghai Daily.
It is a dish called sannakji, and it is very popular in South Korea. Alive young octopus are cut, sprinkled with hot sesame oil and seasoned with sesame seeds.
When the dish is served, the tentacles are still squirming on the plate. Most interesting is that if you do not chew very carefully, the tiny suction cups of an octopus clinging to the mouth and throat to everything, what they touch.
Due to the fact that the muscles of an octopus are being reduced when eating, you should be very careful when consuming sannakji need, because they can block the airflow through the throat.
2. Duck blood soup
In the midst of an epidemic of the H5N1 virus, which is better known as avian influenza, one of the causes of death of people was that they ate duck blood soup. In Vietnam, this soup is called Tiet Canh. The soup is made from duck blood, with the addition of meat, cilantro and peanuts.
Vietnamese soup is different from the usual soup of blood. Soup is being cooked for about 15 minutes. First, the duck's throat is cut, the blood is drained in a deep dish, and then, the remaining ingredients are added. The fact that it is very difficult to become infected with avian influenza virus from meat that has passed heat treatment, but if you eat soup with duck blood, the chances of contracting the disease are extremely high. 61 people in Vietnam were infected with bird flu in 2005, 16 people of which died in the result of the disease.
1. Fugu fish
Fugu is the traditional Japanese cuisine. It contains a lethal dose of tetrodotoxin, the concentration of which must be reduced to an acceptable dose during cooking. Fugu is considered a delicacy. It is considered to be the most dangerous food in the world. Nevertheless, there is good news: the chances of dying from its consumption are very low due to the stringent standards of preparation and extensive training, which pass all the chefs before they are allowed to cook this dish. The main danger in eating fugu food is related to the content of tetrodotoxin, but fish that is grown on the farm, is usually less poisonous, as this fish does not contain poison.
Even the fish grown in vivo and contains tetrodotoxin, which is served in Japanese restaurants are usually not dangerous, because the chefs have the necessary qualifications and skills to remove the poisonous parts of the fish before you submit it to the table. People who die in the a result of eating fugu food - are usually unskilled fishermen who tried to cook the fish themselves.
It was the list of the most dangerous food products. Be careful about the food you eat and twice careful with the exotic products.