Monday, July 17, 2017

Strange foods from around the world (part five) foods that can kill

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Fugu

You can eat this dish fried, raw (sashimi), fugu sake, boiled or with miso. The liver and internal organs contain the deadly poison tetrodotoxin. 44 fatal incidents have been reported between 1996 - 2006.

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Bullfrog

African nations eat the whole frog, not only the legs. It contains a variety of toxic substances that can cause kidney failure. Young frogs who have not yet started to mate are the most lethal.

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Monkey Brain

It can be eaten raw, cooked or baked. It contains an illness called Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob diesase. This can turn your brain into goo and cause death.

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Blood Clams

In Shanghai it is only quickly boiled. Contains many viruses and bacteria such as; hepatitis A, E, thyphoid and dysentery. More than 300,000 people were infected and 31 died in Shanghai in 1998. Around 15% of people that eat blood clams get infected.

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Pangium Edule

Known as the fruit that nauseates. Eaten only after being boiled without their shells and soaked in water and burying in banana leaves and ash for a month. This dish is poisonous to humans as it contains hydrogen cyanide.

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