Number 1 Cassava (Africa and South America). Cassava is a root vegetable with a similar shape to sweet potato. If eaten raw Cassava contains a poisonous toxin called linamarin which turns into Cyanide.
Number 2 Absinthe (Switzerland) (Drink) contains wood worms that contain a psychoactive substance that can cause visual auditory hallucinations. It has to be said that it drives people mad. It also contains a really high amount alcohol so it is easy to get drunk off.
Number 3 Ackee. Ackee is a fruit if not eaten fully ripe, might kill you. It contains poisonous seeds that can cause vomiting. It is found in Jamaica. It lowers blood sugar in the body if eaten.
Number 4 Death Cap Mushrooms Can cause liver, kidney and heart disease. When a human eats the mushroom they usually don’t feel symptoms for the first 24 hours. The death cap mushroom spreads using wind and it starts to grow on other plants like trees.
Number 5 Casu Marzu is known as the most dangerous cheese in the world. It comes from the Italian island of Sardinia located in the medeterainian sea. It is filled with live maggots. The cheese is left in a dark hut for 2-3 months. During that time the eggs hatch into larvae that begin to eat the cheese. It is Illegal in the EU.
Number 6 Rhubarb. Rhubarb leaves contain high amounts of oxalic acid which can lead to kidney failure. Oxalic acid Common in many plants. Humans have been poisoned after ingesting rhubarb leaves. If Oxalic acid is consumed in large amounts it can be fatal. The Stalks are safe to eat raw.
Number 7. Cashew nuts (Found in Brazil). Cashew nuts contain urushiol which can be fatal if eaten raw. When you buy Cashew nuts in a shop they have been steamed and all the urushiol disappears.
Number 8. African Bullfrog (Namibia) Rather than just eating the legs as the French do. The People of Namibia eat the whole frog. The African Bullfrogs’ skin and organs contain a toxic substance to humans. It can cause kidney failure. The Male frogs that are yet to mate are the most lethal.
Number 9. Monkey Brains. Monkey Brains can give you brain disease it can give you dementia, depression and Anxiety. They can give you Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can give you memory problems, Behavioral changes and visual disturbances.
Number 10. Alfalfa Sprouts. In Order to grow the seed of an Alfalfa Sprout, it needs to be slightly warm. It also needs a warm environment. This also happens to be the perfect temperature for Salmonella and E coli. In those conditions Salmonella and E coli can multiply to dangerous levels.