People can eat the most incredible things.
If the person is unable to indulge in harmful, but very tasty dish, it is easy to understand. But how to explain the fact that people eat something strange smelling, questionable taste and also deadly? Still, tradition is sometimes not understood.
We found 12 dangerous product that shouldn’t be there, but some stubbornly continue to do so.
Carambola at first glance seem harmless and even beneficial, as it contains a lot of vitamin C. However consumption of the fruit is contraindicated for people with gastritis or gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, as it contains oxalic acid in high concentrations. But healthy people carambola are unlikely to do much good: at its regular use may develop kidney failure.
This smelly delicacy hails from Egypt and is a foul mullet. Every spring after the flooding of the Nile on its banks were still many dead fish, so still FISA is customary to eat during the spring holiday of sham El Nissim. The Ministry of health of Egypt annually asks citizens to refrain from this dish, as it can cause severe poisoning with fatal outcome, but to eradicate the tradition is not yet possible.
Large frogs-oxen used in African and Asian cuisines, especially popular for their legs. With proper cooking of amphibians are not dangerous, but the cook should remember that this species of frogs skin and internal organs are poisonous. Besides known cases where frogs-bulls confused with another, more dangerous form, leading to tragic consequences.
Of course, we couldn’t not include this is a very dangerous dish in our list. Fish used for the preparation of fugu (usually it’s a brown puffer), contains a lethal dose of tetrodotoxin. Cook, specially trained to remove the poisonous parts of the fish when it is cooking, but that does not guarantee total security, annually in Japan recorded several cases of poisoning with this delicacy.
The cheese Cass mn
Translated from Sardinian language is “casu marzu” means “rotten cheese” and, in fact, he really is. Hard to say why people thought to infect the cheese with the larvae of cheese flies, but it is believed that this gives it a special sharpness and an unmatched taste. Eating this cheese might result in allergic reactions, food poisoning and the risk of infection larvae.
Keluak is not a fruit and not a nut, but the seed of the fruit of the tree kaparova. Surprisingly, it is used in cooking, despite the high content of hydrocyanic acid. Before the use of keluak first boiled and then buried for 40 days in ash and banana leaves. It is believed that the result of this procedure keluak is safe and acquires a special taste and aroma.
In some areas of Lithuania pie stuffed with crow meat is not considered something unusual, it is even recommended to men to enhance potency. During that time, while Lithuania was part of Soviet Union, the authorities tried to ban this tradition, because by eating the meat of carrion birds, which include crows, can be infected with various infections. But, despite the obvious danger, this dish exists to this day — at least, so says National Geographic.
In the Vietnamese kitchen to prepare some soups used the blood of a goose, duck or pork. It is believed that drinking blood gives strength not only to the person who eats the soup, but someone who cooks it. The danger of this dish is the diseases that you can get along with the animal’s blood. But fans of the bloody soup was not even stopped by the avian flu epidemic.
The pig-face thin
This fungus is poisonous, but its properties do not manifest immediately. Apparently, this was confusing some mushroom pickers from Russia, persistently continuing to gather and eat pig. The toxins contained in the small pig-face, don’t collapse even with repeated boiling and can accumulate in the human body, causing kidney failure.
Kopalkin, is one of the traditional dishes of the indigenous peoples of the North. It is prepared from reindeer meat or seal meat by fermentation. But there is kopalkin without serious consequences reserved for those who used to use him since childhood. The fact that during fermentation in the meat putrid poison is formed, which can cause severe poisoning and even death in the absence of proper medical care.
Aki is the national fruit of Jamaica, and this despite the fact that it is poisonous — it contains toxins hypoglycin and hypoglycin V. are only considered Edible fruits, but the seeds remain toxic. The use of Aki can cause a condition known as “Jamaican vomiting syndrome.”
Soup or Pteropus bat
In some countries in Asia and the Pacific have taken bats and bats — they are even called “chickens of the cave”. Often these creatures put in the soup whole, without cutting up, and serve. Their meat is considered delicious and he is credited with medicinal properties. But in fact, bats and fruit bats can be carriers of various diseases, therefore eating them might not be the best idea.