The most dangerous products

Aki (Ackee)

Apple Aki (Ackee or akee) – a tropical fruit tree of the family of so-called soap trees. The most famous representatives of this family: lychee, longan.

Apple Aki grows up to 15-30 cm in length, changing color during ripening from green to yellow-orange and bright red. The ripe fruit opens three doors, revealing three shiny, black seed. Unripe fruits contain toxic substances 2 (hypoglycin And, hypoglycin B), which inhibit several enzymes, causing hypoglycemia. Clinically, it manifests itself the strongest vomiting.


Manioc or cassava is a plant of the family Euphorbiaceae. Manioc is used by indigenous people of Africa and America in food, but only after thorough cooking. Raw roots of cassava contain cyanogenic glycosides, which break down into acetone and hydrocyanic acid. 400 g of raw cassava roots contain lethal to humans, the dose of hydrocyanic acid. A smaller dose can cause ataxia (impaired coordinated movements of the muscles), amblyopia (a form of demotion of view), incurable paralysis (in children).


Haukal (Hákarl) – dried meat bowhead sharks. Bowhead shark has no kidneys and urinary tract – urea is excreted through the skin, so the flesh of a shark contains a large concentration of ammonia. That meat was at least partially edible it is fermented for 6-8 weeks, and then dried in the fresh air another 2 to 4 months.

The Cass mn

Cass the manganese (Casu marzu), literally “rotten cheese” – a traditional cheese from sheep’s milk from Sardinia’s shores. For its preparation is used kind of cheese, Sardinian Pecorino, the fermentation process significantly lengthened, leading to a state of decay caused by the digestive activity of the larvae of the cheese fly, which israw cheese, gives it a crumbly texture and a distinctive taste.

Eat cheese it is recommended that safety glasses or goggles, because of the cheese fly larvae are able to jump to a distance of 15 centimeters. Some fans KAFU the Martz previously removed larvae, others eat with them.

Cheese fly larvae are not fatal, but, entering the intestine, they can harm him mucosa. High risk of allergic reactions and toxic poisoning.


If you don’t mind to eat something that is moving, try Sannakji this dish of Korean cuisine made from supelec young octopus. The octopus is cut into small pieces, seasoned with sesame oil, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

As cephalopods contain neurons, the extremities continue to move and the suction cups retain their grip even after separation from the body. This means that being insufficiently chewed, the suction Cup can hold on and completely block the air.

Raw cashews

If you are not allergic to nuts, it is likely that you are not affected. But if you have allergies, you need to be careful – raw cashews contain urushiol, which can be fatal in large quantities. On the shelves are sold steamed kernels to rid them from hazardous chemicals.


Many people know this plant and even tried jam out of dark purple fruit. The elderberry has medicinal properties, preparations of its flowers are sold in the pharmacy, but in spite of that elderberry is a moderately toxic plant. Not poisonous only the ripe flesh and skins of fruits and flowers. All other plant parts, including seeds of ripe berries contain glycoside sambunigrin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid), benzaldehyde, and glucose.

In cases of poisoning by elder, one of the first symptoms are nausea and respiratory disorder, in its more severe forms of poisoning affects the nervous system.

African frog

This amphibious creature lives in the forests of Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and other African countries. Its dimensions are impressive: males 1.5-2 kg, females less than half. They are carnivorous, they eat all that they catch, from birds to snakes. Skin and entrails African frogs contain many substances toxic to humans. Having tasted their meat you’re at risk for kidney failure. Local pork in some time.

Blood clams

Blood clams inhabit the Indo-Tikhookeanskoi the region from Africa to Australia,in the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico. This name they received due to the presence in the internal fluid of the red hemoglobin. The size of adult clams is 5-6 cm long and 4-5 cm wide.

These bivalves have adapted to live in an environment poor in oxygen – this allows you to settle in places that can’t survive their next of kin. There is less competition and more nutrients but also more viruses and bacteria, including hepatitis A, typhoid, and dysentery.

In countries where shellfish is produced, it is believed that the best method of cooking – boiling for about 20 seconds. Such a short cooking time, does not harm the virus, so outbreaks of Hepatitis A occur here very often.


Probably the most famous item in this list – a dish of Japanese cuisine from some species of poisonous puffer fish also known as Blowfish. The dish can only be prepared by highly trained chefs because its internal organs,
in particular, liver, intestines, ovaries (caviar) – concentrated a large number of paralytic compound called tetrodotoxin, which can prove fatal to humans, if eaten. Liver and eggs are not completely, the remaining parts only after special treatment.

Risk-takers love the dishes from the puffer fish for the opportunity to visit “at the light”, and then return. I ate a piece sit nor breathe, nor stir hand, the time has passed, let go (the poison short-term), ate another piece – again freewheeling. Rumored fugu restores the function of the prostate gland, some eat it for this reason.

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