Which foods are totally edible yet dangerous, poisonous or hazardous to eat? Below find a list.
1. Leafy Greens
Lettuce contains a lot of bacteria
Salmonella can be found in eggs.
Mercury is found in tuna.
Norovirus (like stomach flu) can contaminate oysters.
Salmonella and E.coli are the likely contaminate for these.
Salmonella is most common as well as Listeria in soft cheese that can affect pregnant women.
7. Ice Cream
Salmonella and Staphylococcus (staph infections) are the most common bacteria found in ice cream.
Salmonella and E.Coli
Hepatitis A which could happen possibly when berries come from other countries.
Poison can be found in the stems and leaves.
Same as potatoes, poisonous chemicals can be found in the stems and leaves.
An “unknown” poison is in the leaves as well as a “corrosive acid.”
The sees contain cyanide, however, you would have to eat a lot of seeds for it to kill you.
Crushed seeds contain hydrogen cyanide.
Full of cyanide, almonds must be processed to remove the poison.
7. Castor Oil
The beans that make Castor-oil (which is used in chocolate and candy) has ricin in it. One bean can kill a person.
The roots are poisonous.
“The (pufferfish) fugu is so poisonous that in Japan, fugu chefs are trained specially for the job and are tested before being a given certificates of practice. The training takes two or three years. In order to pass, the chef must answer a written test then give a demonstration of his cutting abilities. The final part of the test involves the chef eating the pieces of fugu that he has cut. Only 30% of apprentices pass the test – which is not to say that the rest die by eating their fugu – they can fail in earlier parts of the test. Only the flesh of the fugu is consumed as it is less likely to have high amounts of poison (which causes a slight tingling sensation in the mouth). Fugu is the only food officially illegal for the Emperor of Japan to eat – for his safety.”
Poisonous mushrooms have a different look than non-poisonous mushrooms which are:
flat cap with no bumps
pink or black gills
1. Fugu (Pufferfish)
(see number 9 above under Most Poisonous)
If not cooked properly, you can catch cholera.
3. Monkey Brains
Mad cow disease. And personally, for all the monkey’s out there, you deserve what you get if you eat these!
4. Wriggling Octopus
Prepared live in Korea, this is eaten live and raw, and if it moves while swallowing, it can choke you.
5. Giant Bullfrog
Most frogs are poisonous except their legs. In Namibia, Bullfrogs are a delicacy, however, they can cause kidney failure or death if not prepared or eaten correctly.
6. Ackee Plant
Found in Jamaica, this fruit has to be prepared correctly or it will cause vomiting. Note: you can only eat the yellow parts, not the red and black portions.