World most dangerous foods
After a particularly heavy meal, you may temporarily feel that death is imminent due to dangerous foods. In reality, after a guilty jog and/or a good lie-down, you’re ready for dessert.
There are different dangerous foods around the world that, if they are not prepared properly, could have serious repercussions and may even cause death in some cases.
In many places around the world, death might feel closer than you like after ingesting one of these dinners. Recommended for the bravest of eaters.
here are 5 of the world’s most dangerous foods. We’ll try none of them, how about you?
5 Casu Marzu
Even the most passionate cheese-eater will probably have trouble working up an appetite for the above picture. What starts out as perfectly edible pecorino, becomes something far more sinister as the larvae of the cheese fly are deliberately introduced to break down the fats and make it softer, with liquid seeping out. Strangely, some people don’t clear the larvae (that resemble translucent white worms) out of the cheese before consumption. If eaten alive, they can live in the intestines, causing serious intestinal lesions as they try to burrow their way through. Oh and nausea, vomiting, pain and bloody diarrhoea. What? Not a cheese person anymore?
4 Namibian Bullfrog
If you’re given an option of eating a variety of foods and you end up plumping for a Namibian bullfrog, well, you kind of have it coming. Unlike in France, every part of the African “delicacy” is eaten. But if you choose to eat one before the “third rain” (a period characterised by excessive croaking and breeding), you’ll likely end up with kidney failure and maybe even die. You can just live like us though and decide to avoid eating them ever.
Bet you didn’t know that cassava is the third biggest source of carbs in the world. In case you didn’t know, it’s a shrub that has a starchy root which gets used for food, such as cakes and a rice pudding style dish. So, it’s generally awesome then, huh? Well, if it’s prepared incorrectly and still raw then it can produce cyanide. Yes, cyanide. That stuff what kills people in Agatha Christie novels. Might skip dessert then. So that is what makes the world most dangerous foods.
If you’ve ever felt like getting revenge on sharks for eating humans (and being involved in Jaws 4) then this might be the dish for you. In Iceland, they take the meat from a basking shark, cure it and then leave it do dry for five months. If it’s not cured properly then it’s poisonous, containing high levels of urea. Yes, that’s what’s found in urine. Even when it is served correctly, the smell of ammonia is so strong that most people find themselves gagging too much to ingest. Anthony Bourdain called it “the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing” he has ever eaten. Damn you sharks!
It’s never wise to annoy restaurant staff before your meal is sitting in front of you. While most eateries might add a touch of spittle or maybe facial hair to your food, some Japanese fish restaurants can take it a little bit further. Fugu is a fish which contains lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin which paralyses the victim, allowing them to be conscious as they die from asphyxiation. But, it’s also a really tasty fish! Chefs are required to train for two to three years before they can serve fugu to customers. Best be nice then.
Thank you for reading 🙂