When you’re grabbing a sandwich or ice cream sundae, you probably aren’t fearing for your life. After all, food is meant to nourish, energize and sustain us throughout the day. But you’ll be surprised to know that there are foods out there so delicate, so dangerous, that you could become severely ill, or even die, from eating them. So, who would put themselves through this, you ask? Is a meal really worth dying for? Read on to find out what are the 10 most dangerous foods in the world and decide for yourself!
Blood clams are rare, thankfully. Harvested in the Gulf of Mexico, and parts of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, these guys live in deeper waters than the more popular ones on many menus, and exposed to more viruses and bacteria because of it. Hepatitus A, typhoid and dysentry could be your new friends if you’re not careful with these.
This delicate puffer fish is one for the daredevils. Its liver, ovaries and intestines contain high amounts of tetrodotoxin, a potentially fatal compound for humans. But that doesn’t stop the humans from walking the edge. Some of the more dangerous preparations contain a tiny amount of the toxin (which is more than 1000 times more toxic than cyanide) and gives diners a tingly feeling when they eat it. Too much shuts down your nervous system and paralyses you while you stay alert until you die.