Exotic Foods That Can Actually Kill You

When it comes to trying new foods many of us start with how appetizing it looks this weird-looking fruit called the rambutan may look like it’s dangerous but it’s actually quite tasty this inspired us to create a list of the exotic foods that can kill you giant bullfrog what’s so dangerous about eating frogs after all the French have been.

Eating frogs legs for a long time and it hasn’t killed them in this case things.

Are a bit different the giant bullfrog or Namibian bullfrog as it’s also known can weigh upwards of four and a half pounds and is a source of food in some parts of Africa people who eat this.

Need to be careful however the skin and organs of this frog are highly toxic the poison can cause everything from.

Painful urination and kidney failure to death to lessen the risk those who cook up.

These nasty frogs line their pots.

Which is supposed to absorb the excess poison Kappa yang also known as Pangaea module a this Southeast Asian tree produces a.

Large nut that some people eat and use as a spice in cooking the catch.

Here is that the fruit contains a very high level of hydrogen cyanide which can be deadly to humans in order to make sure that you’re kept buying fruit is safe to eat you must first boil it in.

Water and then burry it in a mixture of ash banana leaves and dirt after around 40 days the toxin will be gone and the fruit and seeds can be used to prepare any number of regional dishes baby octopus at first you may think that this exotic food isn’t that dangerous after all.

Many of us have had calamari or other types of related seafood this South Korean delicacy is a little different also known as Sun duck G this food is the Chop tentacles of a baby octopus in fact this dish is delivered to you so fresh that the tentacles are still moving what’s so dangerous while there isn’t any poison novices who try this dish have been known to choke to death when the still alive.

Stick to the inside of their throat it’s another good reason to chew your food before you swallow cassava root if it wasn’t for the cassava root we wouldn’t have.

Tapioca pudding found in South America Africa and parts of Asia pasaba isn’t extremely useful and important in the food world that said this.

Exotic root is potentially deadly.

If not prepared right that’s because in addition to being rich in protein vitamins and carbohydrate cassava contains a compound called Linna Maren Linna Maren itself isn’t deadly but when it’s introduced to the human digestive system it breaks down into deadly hydrogen cyanide this toxin can affect vision speech and cause paralysis in the.

Limbs naturally too much will lead to eventual death blood clams clams.

Are a favorite of many people all over the world like many types of food lack of proper cooking can lead dangerous viruses and diseases that can be harmful the blood clam or blood cockle tops this list of potentially deadly mollusks found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans the blood clam is a significant food source.

In coastal China if you’re ever offered one make sure it’s.

Very well cooked or better yet just say no that’s because this clam is rarely cooked if at all long enough to kill the viruses and bacteria which are commonly present eat a raw or undercooked blood clam and you risk getting hepatitis A and E or even typhoid and dysentery stonefish one of the most venomous fish in the world the stone.

Fish is also eaten by many people actually the danger to people isn’t from eating the stone fish because the heat from cooking essentially neutralizes the venom instead it’s the act of preparing this fish that can be dangerous thanks to the venomous spines along its back any chef must be very careful in preparing this fish a sting is very painful and can cause death to tissue in the immediate area other side effects include seizures paralysis.

And shock which can lead to death if untreated for too long pufferfish another extremely poisonous fish the.

Pufferfish is considered a delicacy in Japan big thing you need to make sure of if you try this exotic food is that the chef who prepares it knows exactly what he is doing this isn’t just a regular fish which you filet and throw on the grill the pufferfish is full of a deadly tetrodotoxin found in certain organs and flesh if you’re served a contaminated piece you’ll know pretty quickly.

Thanks to some obvious signs symptoms.

Include vomiting increased heart rate decreased blood pressure and muscle paralysis which can stop you from breathing needless to say chefs who handle this food need to be properly certified Aki this is the.

National Fruit of Jamaica and is as deadly as it is beautiful looking forward in your local market won’t help because many countries have banned its import that’s because this fruit can cause a lot of problems specifically eating an unripe Aki.

It’s pods or seeds can cause some pretty.

Unpleasant side effects first you start vomiting which is followed up by seizures and loss of consciousness untreated.

And you will likely die the culprit chemical in the fruit is called hypoglycemics damage by lowering the victim’s blood sugar even cooking or canning doesn’t get rid of the hypoglycemia this fruit can stay dangerous long after it’s been picked SilverStripe blossom like the stone fish and pufferfish the silver stripe Vlasov is a potentially deadly exotic food originally found in the Indian Ocean this fish can now be found in the Mediterranean Sea where it killed at least 10 fishermen in 2007 unaware of what they were about.

To eat these people had no idea that this fish has deadly amounts of tetrodotoxin in its skin liver and reproductive organs failure to properly prepare the fish can mean ingesting the deadly toxin like the pufferfish improperly handled meat can cause.

All sorts of issues ranging from circulatory problems to paralysis and death monkey brains we bet you thought that people eating the brains of monkeys only happen in the movies well it turns out the monkey brains can be found on offer outside of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in fact unlike the other.

Foods on this list monkey brains can kill you quite slowly this is because they potentially.

Carry something called variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease similar to mad cow disease this sickness destroys your brain killing you slowly those affected lose the ability to walk and talk as the body shuts down so when you get offered monkey brains the next time you’re out just stick with the chicken ever tried any of these exotic.

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