12 Most Dangerous Foods In The World

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Time has gone when people limited their food experiments with in the healthy options. Now there are a variety of foods that are available in the market. Experimenting with the variety of foods is a hobby for some.

Are you an adventurous eater? Then beware, before trying a new food, check whether it’s good for you. You can find at least 12 most dangerous foods in the world.

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Some foods are tempting, but consuming too much of it can be risky for your health. Some of them can cause serious health problems while some others can even kill you. There are several foods that can be listed in the most dangerous foods in the world. So, it is better to know more about what you eat, especially if it’s a new taste for you. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian foods can be listed in the most dangerous foods in the world.

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You must definitely know and avoid such foods to be free from dangerous situations. Now, let’s talk about 12 most dangerous foods in the world.


Raw Cashew Nuts:

One of the 12 most dangerous foods in the world is the raw cashew nuts. According to studies, raw cashews can cause allergies on skin and sometimes can be fatal.


Wild Mushrooms:

Wild mushrooms are the most dangerous food in the world. A bite of wild mushrooms can cause vomiting, and can cause even death if it is taken in a large quantity.


Puffer Fish:

Puffer fish or commonly known as fugu is one of the 12 most dangerous foods in the world, if not cooked properly. It is more poisonous than cyanide.



Cassava is another food that can be dangerous to health. It is found that when cassava is chewed raw, an enzyme in it is converted into cyanide.



Peanut is one of the foods through which people get allergy. Consuming large quantity of peanuts is not recommended for allergy prone people.



Rhubarb leaves are poisonous and you must avoid if you are using its stalks. The poisonous toxins in the leaves are very dangerous and can kill you.


Bean Sprouts:

From an incident in Germany, it was found that bean sprouts can cause the outbreak of E coli, which is very dangerous to health. The E coli killed many people and made many people sick in that incident.



Shellfish is dangerous for those who are allergic to it. If you are allergic to shellfish, you must be careful as it will cause itching, abdominal pain and even be a threat to your life.



You must avoid the leaves, twigs and seeds of elderberries as it are very dangerous to the human health. It is also better to avoid eating elder berries raw.



Ackee, the fruit found in Jamaica is a dangerous food. It should be consumed only without seeds. Itsseeds contain toxins which effects the human body badly.


Raw Milk:

Pasteurized milk available in the market is not dangerous, but some people use raw milk which is very dangerous. Raw milk contains E coli which is dangerous.


Star Fruit:

Star fruit is very dangerous for your health if you have kidney problems. It contains neurotoxins that affect your brain and nervous system badly.

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Story first published: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 20:15 [IST]
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