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Due to the large number of reports of food poisoning (killer cantaloupe) and unhygienic, unreliable and unethical practices in the food industry ( the scandal connected with the use of horse meat in Europe), it seems that we must ask what in our diet is still safe for consumption. While some foods pose a risk to our health even after "processing", other products are simply dangerous, if not fatal in their natural environment.
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1. Puffer fish
Also known as the "balloon fish" fugu contains lethal dose of tetrodotoxin, which also have poisonous frogs-revoluton and sincerity octopus. This substance is 1000 times deadlier than cyanide and has no antidote.
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Japanese chefs must become disciples and complete at least two years of preparation, cutting hundreds of fish before you can cook this delicacy for visitors to the restaurants. They need to learn to remove the ovaries, liver and intestines, which is placed in a special sealed containers and is burned. In Japan, fugu is prized for building tissue, but some say it tastes like chicken.
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This fruit belongs to the same family and litchi with the longan. Unripe and inedible parts of Aki contain toxins hypoglycin groups a and B. the Ingestion of this fruit can cause Jamaican vomiting sickness which leads to dehydration, coma and even death. It is especially dangerous for children. Properly cooked, Aki is the main highlight of Caribbean cuisine.
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3. Keluak or kepayang
The homeland of this fruit is Indonesia, Malaysia and New Guinea. Fresh fruit and seeds contain hydrogen cyanide, which makes keluak fatally poisonous if not prijaviti it correctly. First, the fruit need to boil, and then put in ash, banana leaves and earth for 40 days. After the poison disintegrate, the seeds are used as spices in cooking South-East Asia.
Cyanide is also found in bitter almonds, the seeds of Apple, apricot and mango. So do not overdo it;)
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Too much use of this "innocent" spice, which was added to bring the taste of baked goods and egg drink with sugar, rum or wine, lead to intoxication and even death. British medical journal(BMJ) defines this substance as an affordable alternative to limited supplies of ethyl alcohol and light drugs. Poisoning nutmeg(which is actually affecting the psyche of a neurotoxin) is underestimated. Nutmeg, poppy seeds, paprika and some other spices can also be poisonous to Pets.
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This fungus, which is eaten raw, contains a toxin monomethylhydrazine. While some say that these mushrooms are safe, others are strongly recommended to refrain from drinking. Morels contain a hemolytic toxin that destroys blood cells. Our body converts giromitrin in monomethylhydrazine, which is also used as rocket fuel—excellent for flight to the moon, but not for consumption.
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6. Wine from snake
The creation of such a fault involves the immersion of a poisonous snake in a bottle of alcohol, sometimes with insects or turtle. This drink is very popular in Southeast Asia. It is believed that snake poison dissolved in the liquor has medicinal properties. U.S. customs reported cases of transportation of batches of bottles of alcohol with snakes (including endangered cobras), turtles and sea horses. A journalist who tasted this wine, said that the taste was like vinegar.
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Though Cola doesn't sound so menacing, like wine from the snake, but was the cause of death of women of New Zealand in 2010, who was drinking drank 2-2. 5 gallon of coke everyday. Common sense says that drinking such quantity of Cola is not exactly helpful to anyone. But serves as a reminder that drinking any sweet drinks in excessive quantities is not advised.