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 85 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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