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8 Most Dangerous Foods in the World (With Pictures)

Shigraf Zahbi
Shigraf Zahbi
These foods are known for a feature very unlikely of popular and delicious foods: They could kill you!

Food is meant to nourish us and satisfy our taste buds. It is meant to keep us alive. But do you know that there are some foods in the world which are so dangerous that they can kill you? We have compiled a list of 8 most dangerous foods in the world.

Fugu (Pufferfish)

This fish can only be prepared by experts: any mistakes and it could kill you

This variety of fish is banned in the United States. And the reason is most obvious. Fugu is one of the most poisonous things in the world. It is 1,200 times more dangerous than cyanide. It has to be cooked in a particular way so as to remove the poison. If there's any mistake while preparing and cooking it, it will cause a certain death.

Casu Marzu

This cheese would win if there was a competition for the scariest foods in the world

Casu Marzu could be the most unhygienic food in the world. It is a traditional Sardinian cheese that's fermented by live maggots! Its making process would give you a shock too. It is produced by leaving a cheese cube in open so that maggots could come to it, lay their eggs, and hatch. It is banned because consuming it can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and allergic reactions.


Six people die every year by eating this dish

Talk about scary and dangerous foods, and Sannakji tops the list. It is a dish which consists of raw octopus. In fact, it is eaten while the octopus is still squirming. Although it is killed before it's eaten, it still moves and could attach to your throat through its suction cups. Six people die every year by eating it.

Ackee Fruit

Never eat this fruit when it is still yellow

Ackee is a Jamaican fruit which can be deadly if eaten unripe. It could result in vomiting or in certain circumstances, even death. If you ever come across this fruit, never eat it if it's still yellow. Yellow ackee fruit consists of hypoglycin A, which can cause hypoglycemia. The black seeds of the fruit are poisonous to eat whether the fruit is raw or ripe.


If not cooked properly, cassava contains cyanide

Cassava is also known as tapioca. It is produced from the roots of a plant. If cassava is not cooked and prepared properly, it can produce cyanide. Also, those who suffer from latex rubber allergy should abstain from eating it as it may produce allergies.


You cannot digest it unless you are used to eating it since your childhood

Igunaq is a dish eaten in the Arctic countries. It's made with fermented walrus or deer meat. However, it is said that only those people who are habituated to eating it can digest it. In others, it may cause illness or even death.

Blood Clams

They have been banned once in Shanghai

Blood clams live in low-oxygen environments and can filter up to 40 liters of water every day. They are more likely to absorb harmful bacteria and viruses and can cause diseases like hepatitis, typhoid, and dysentery. They were banned in Shanghai after the hepatitis outbreak of 1988.

Silver Stripe Blaasop

This fish can cause severe illnesses in human beings

Silver stripe blaasop is a fish whose liver, skin, and reproductive organs contain a poisonous substance. It can cause respiratory failure and severe muscle paralysis.

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