10 Most Dangerous Foods In The World

Fugu (Pufferfish)

Fugu contains tetrodotoxin, a potent neurotoxin. It can be fatal if not prepared by a licensed and experienced chef who knows how to remove the poisonous parts.


An exotic fruit from Jamaica, the unripe fruit and seeds of ackee contain hypoglycin A, which can cause a serious condition known as Jamaican Vomiting Sickness if not properly handled and prepared.

Casu Marzu

A traditional Sardinian cheese, casu marzu is infested with live insect larvae. Eating it while the larvae are still alive can pose health risks due to potential bacterial infections.

Blood Clams

Blood clams are known to carry various viruses and bacteria, including hepatitis A, hepatitis E, and typhoid. Consumption of raw or undercooked blood clams can lead to serious illnesses.


A Korean dish, sannakji consists of live octopus tentacles. Eating it without proper chewing can cause choking or asphyxiation due to the suction cups sticking to the throat.


While elderberries are generally safe to consume when fully ripe and properly cooked, consuming unripe or raw elderberries can result in symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea due to the presence of toxic compounds.

Raw Cashews

Raw cashews are not truly raw as they contain urushiol, the same toxin found in poison ivy. Therefore, they need to go through a careful roasting process before being sold for consumption.

Hot Dogs

Hot dogs, particularly those of low quality or improperly cooked, can pose a choking hazard, and they have been associated with increased risks of certain cancers due to the presence of nitrites and nitrates.