Top 7 Most Dangerous Foods 2019

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In no particular order…

#1 FROZEN PACKAGED FRUITS & LYCHEE FRUIT

This year a food that can make you seriously ill are certain fruits…  Let me explain, there is the potential with certain frozen packaged fruits due to recent recalls where they have been found to contain Hepatitis A in North America: check your freezers. Then there is the current outbreak of Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar State in eastern India tied to Lychee fruit.  *Information for Lychee Fruit was sourced from, retweet.com, Click here.

“Recent outbreaks of AES, also known as “brain fever,” have been linked to the lychee fruit, which contains an unusual combination of amino acids that disrupt glucose production leading to hypoglycemia which can, in turn, exacerbate the AES infection with fatal consequences.”

 

Frozen Fruit recalls have been issued for Kroger and Kirkland Brands:

Kroger recalls Frozen berries possibly contaminated with Hepatitis A.  Click here to read more about the recall.

“The recalled Costco products are their four pound bags of Kirkland Signature brand Three Berry Blend which have best-by dates between February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020.” 

#2   LIVE OCTOPUS

Known as Sannakji in Korea can be a choking hazard and must be chewed very well before swallowed. If you don’t chew this food dish well, you can run the risk of choking due to the suction cups of the Octopus holding onto your throat… *Information for consuming Live Octopus was sourced from Globe Link’s Website, Click here.

Image sourced from Pixabay, Tony Zhu: https://pixabay.com/users/tonyzhu-110/

#3   PUFFERFISH

Eat this and you could die…

Pufferfish, also known as Fugu: A delicacy in Japan that if cooked the wrong way will kill you. There is a poison that can kill you instantly. Hence, a person preparing your meals must remove the liver and other internal organs properly to avoid releasing this toxin into the meat of the fist… * Information was sourced from an article at Globe Link, Click here.

#4   AFRICAN BULLFROG

African Bullfrog considered in certain areas of African nations as a delicacy have certain toxins in their bodies that can lead to Kidney failure. Yes, people eat the whole frog, and only mature frogs should be consumed with great care… *Information for African Bullfrogs was sourced from msn.com, Click here.

#5   BLOOD CLAMS

Getting their name because of the red hemoglobin liquid found inside their tissue, these special colored clams are also considered a delicacy in certain parts of the Indo-Pacific Regions. That being said, consuming them in Shanghai may be lethal. Why? The style of cooking these clams in areas of Shanghai involves a quick boil, rather than a longer safer boil that kills off Hepatitis A, Dysentery, and Typhoid… None of which you would want to get. *Information for Blood Clams was sourced from The Daily Meal, Click here.

#6   HOT DOGS

Why? They are considered high risk, and very dangerous for young children, especially under 4 years of age due to choking issues. They might look innocuous and some parents might even think the choking issue is more fear mongering, yet it isn’t. As mentioned in the article from Nation Wise Children’s Website (link to article via quote directly below), we place warning labels on toys for chocking hazards, yet negate the true risks of hotdogs.

 “If you were to design the perfect plug for a child’s airway, you couldn’t do much better than a hot dog,” said Dr. Smith, also a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.”

# 7   STARFRUIT

For those only with Kidney Disease, this pretty and unique fruit should be avoided at all costs. Why? It has a toxin called Caramboxin, which if allowed to build up in your system, it can reach a persons brain, causing issues of confusion, vomiting, & general body weakness. If consumed where there is enough of it in the body, a coma, seizures, and even death can occur. *Information for Starfruit was sourced from MyRecipes, click here.

If you do not have kidney disease, it should be okay to consume in moderation.

 

 

 

 

 

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