Half a million members creating, sharing and exploring great visual content. Join us!

Header

Transcript

Top 10 Most Dangerous Food

Top 10 most deadly foods



(Sometimes the food you eat is trying to kill you. Not in

THE TRADITIONAL SENSE, WITH SATURATED FAT, REFINED SUGARS AND CHOLESTEROL. THERE ARE A FEW FOODS OUT THERE THAT CAN LITERALLY END YOUR LIFE IF IMPROPERLY PREPARED, OR AT THE VERY LEAST MAKE YOU TERRIBLY SICK. WHILE YOU PROBABLY WON���T ENCOUNTER MOST OF THE ITEMS ON THIS LIST DURING THE NORMAL COURSE OF YOUR LIFE, A FEW OF THEM ARE SURPRISINGLY COMMON.



Fugu Puffer Fish

FUGU, OR BLOWFISH, IS AN EXPENSIVE DELICACY FOUND IN JAPAN. WHEN THE FISH, AND THE DISH, IS PROPERLY PREPARED, THERE ISN���T ANY PROBLEM WITH EATING THIS STRANGE CREATURE. BUT WHEN THE FISH IS IMPROPERLY PREPARED, YOU���LL PROBABLY DIE. THE RISK COMES FROM THE FACT THAT FUGU CONTAINS A TETRODOXIN THAT WILL CAUSE YOUR MUSCLES TO FREEZE UP, AND KEEP YOU FROM BREATHING. THE POISON IS RELEASED WHEN THE FISH IS CUT THE WRONG WAY. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NO ANTIDOTE. FUGU HAS BEEN A LAST MEAL FOR QUITE A FEW PEOPLE, EVEN THOUGH THAT WASN���T THEIR INITIAL INTENTION.



Sannakji Choking Octopi

IN KOREA, RATHER THAN YOU CHOKING ON YOUR FOOD, YOUR FOOD MIGHT ACTUALLY CHOKE YOU. A SANNAKJI WRIGGLING OCTOPUS CAN BE A GREAT TREAT FOR THOSE WHO LOVE SEAFOOD. YOU CAN PICK THEM UP IN LOCAL MARKETS IN KOREA, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL ハラヤ THESE OCTOPI ARE SERVED WHILE THE ANIMAL IS STILL MOVING. THEY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO ATTACH THEIR TENTACLES AND SUCTION CUPS AROUND THE NECKS OF DINERS AND CHOKE THEM TO DEATH. SOMETIMES FOOD GETS ITS REVENGE.



Giant Bull Frogs

IF YOU EVER MAKE IT TO NAMIBIA, THE AFRICAN COUNTRY WHERE ANGELINA JOLIE HAD HER FIRST NATURAL BORN CHILD, BE CAREFUL WHEN INDULGING IN ONE OF THE NATION���S CULINARY SPECIALTIES, THE GIANT BULL FROG. THE DANGER COMES WHEN THE FROG SELECTED FOR SUPPER HAPPENS TO BE A TAD TOO YOUNG. THESE ���PREMATURE��� BULLFROGS, ONES THAT HAVE NOT BRED YET, CARRY A POISON THAT CAN CAUSE TEMPORARY KIDNEY FAILURE. THAT���S A HIGH PRICE TO PAY FOR A SIMPLE MEAL. CHANCES ARE YOU WON���T ���CROAK��� AFTER EATING A PREMATURE BULLFROG, BUT YOU���LL PROBABLY BE SICK FOR FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME.



Hotdogs

NOT ALL OF THE FOODS ON THIS LIST ARE STRANGE AND exotic. Everyone loves hot dogs. (Well, maybe strict VEGETARIANS DON���T, BUT YOU GET THE POINT.) AS WIDESPREAD AS THESE LITTLE MEAT MISSILES ARE, THEY COME WITH SOME RISK. HOT DOGS CAN CAUSE ASPHYXIATION, ESPECIALLY IN YOUNG CHILDREN, WHICH CAN LEAD TO DEATH. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE SMALL BITES, AND CHEW THE HECK OUT OF YOUR HOT DOGS. IF YOU HAVE LITTLE KIDS, CUT THOSE HOT DOGS UP BEFORE SERVING THEM.



Cassava Root

Cassava root is used to make tapioca, and it���s also

A VITAL PART IN THE DIETS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE. IF THE CASSAVA IS IMPROPERLY PREPARED, IT CAN PRODUCE CYANIDE. EATING THIS ROOT IS ONE WAY TO GET A HEALTHY DOSE OF CARBOHYDRATES, BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE IT���S ALWAYS PROPERLY CULTIVATED AND COOKED, OTHERWISE YOU MIGHT GET SOME UNWANTED POISON AS WELL.



Ackee Fruit

THE ACKEE FRUIT AND PLANT ORIGINATED IN AFRICA, AND THEN MADE ITS WAY TO JAMAICA. IT���S AN EXTREMELY POPULAR FRUIT, WHICH CAN BE EATEN RAW, OR MIXED IN WITH TRADITIONAL DISHES. THE DANGER COMES FROM THE LARGE BLACK SEEDS INSIDE THE FRUIT. THEY CONTAIN THE POISON HYPOGLYCIN, WHICH IF CONSUMED, CAUSES SEVERE VOMITING, AND IN WORSE CASE SCENARIOS, COMA OR EVEN DEATH.



Mushrooms

Mushrooms, cooked with garlic and butter or else WITH A TANGY PASTA SAUCE, CAN BE DELICIOUS. BUT FOR PEOPLE WHO HEAD OUT INTO THE FOREST AND PICK THEIR OWN MUSHROOM, THE RESULTS CAN BE DEADLY IF THEY CHOOSE THE WRONG KIND. POISONOUS MUSHROOMS, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ���TOADSTOOLS,��� CARRY TOXINS THAT CAN MAKE A HUMAN VERY SICK, AND PERHAPS END HIS OR HER LIFE. ALWAYS KNOW WHAT KIND OF MUSHROOM YOU���RE PICKING, AND HUNT FOR THEM WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE.



Casu Marzu Cheese

CASU MARZU IS PERHAPS THE MOST DANGEROUS CHEESE ON THE PLANET. THIS ITALIAN CHEESE, WHICH IS KNOWN AS 'THE ROTTING CHEESE,ハラン IS LEFT OUT IN THE OPEN FOR DAYS. CHEESE FLIES BUZZ ON BY AND LAY EGGS INSIDE. THE EGGS HATCH, MAGGOTS COME OUT AND EAT SOME OF THE CHEESE, AND THE FERMENTATION PROCESS SPEEDS ALONG. NOT GROSSED OUT YET? THE CHEESE IS NOW ILLEGAL TO PRODUCE, BUT PEOPLE IN SARDINIA EAT IT ANYWAY. SOMETIMES THE MAGGOTS SURVIVE INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY AND CAUSE severe health problems, like bloody diarrhea and vomiting. AT LEAST WITH THE MAGGOTS, YOU GET A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA PROTEIN ALONG WITH YOUR DAIRY.



Monkey Brains

Even if you find yourself in the company of INDIANA JONES IN INDIA ON HIS WAY TO THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, DO NOT EAT EVERYTHING THAT THEY PUT IN FRONT OF YOU. HIS PARTNER IN THAT MOVIE DID RIGHT IN FAINTING RATHER THAN EATING THE MONKEY BRAIN. IT CONTAINS AN ILLNESS CALLED THE VARIANT CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE. ONCE AFFLICTED, YOUR BRAIN WILL GET MUSHY AND THIS WILL LEAD TO DEATH. THE DISEASE IS ROUGHLY SIMILAR TO THE MAD COW DISEASE THAT SCARED THE WORLD A FEW YEARS AGO.



Rhubarb leaves

Everyone loves rhubarb pie, or if you like a little more sweetness with your tart flavors, rhubarb AND STRAWBERRY PIE. THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER WHEN COOKING WITH RHUBARB IS TO ONLY USE THE STEM, AND NEVER EVER CONSUME THE GREEN LEAVES. RHUBARB LEAVES ARE RIFE WITH OXALATES, WHICH CAN POISON YOU IF INGESTED IN SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS, AND CAUSE SEIZURES AND SEVERE RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. ENJOY RHUBARB PIE MADE WITH RHUBARB STALKS, BUT STAY AWAY FROM THOSE PESKY, POISONOUS RHUBARB LEAVES.



Food borne disease is US causes:

76 MILLION ILLNESSES

325,000 HOSPITALIZATION

5,000 DEATHS



Unknown agent causes:

62 MILLION ILLNESSES

265,000 HOSPITALIZATION

3,200 DEATHS



Known pathogens accounts for:

14 MILLION ILLNESSES

60,000 HOSPITALIZATION

1,800 DEATHS

Top 10 Most Dangerous Food

shared by catalinalinkava on May 03, 2013 in Food

Top 10 Most Dangerous Food

shared by catalinalinkava on May 03, 2013 in Food

3K views

3 faves

0 comments

Here is an infographics that will serve as a heads up about the Top 10 most dangerous foods globally.
Rank: 306 of 2946 in Food

Published by

Designed By

Unknown (Claim it!)

Embed Code

Switch to Wordpress Code
Click below to copy
Customize size

Tell your story visually before December 31st and get a free iPad Air!*

The holidays are a great time to tell your brand story. From Black Friday trends and Mobile Shopping guides to the Best and Worst Times to Book Travel and Thanksgiving etiquette, the Visually team will help you craft your brand's unique stories and raise your social profile during the noisy holiday season.


*Requires $10k minimum purchase
s