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Seven of the Deadliest Delicacies

Seven of the Deadliest Delicacies

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Seven of the Deadliest Delicacies: Come Dine With Death !
 
Poisonous or dangerous food is considered a special delicacy by some cultures inseveral parts of the world. In most cases, a nice feast may turn into a deadlygame of Russian roulette.
So, would you take the risks of eating these deadly delicacies ?1.
Fugu
" or 
Pufferfish
This goes on top of my list as the world's deadliest delicacy. Even a drop of 
from a Pufferfish or Fugu (in Japanese) can immediately leave you paralyzed,followed by death.Fugu is considered an authentic Japanese delicacy and it would take years for a chef to master the art of preparing the dish. The toxin, called tetrodotoxin is concentratedin the roe,
and the liver of the fish.A slight error during the removal of the toxic parts can allow the toxin to contaminatethe entire flesh of the fish. Despite the risk of eating Fugu, it is reported that yearly,there are dozens of death from Fugu poisoning in Japan.
2.
 
"San Nak Ji" or Live Octopus
 
“San Nak Ji” or live octopus is a popular delicacy in Korea and Japan. The enjoymentof eating this food is when the octopus is still moving with the tentacles sticking to theroof of the
The challenge is to munch and swallow the live octopus without
, It is reported that there are on average of 6 deaths due to choking (on liveoctopus), each year in South Korea.
3.
 
Cassava 
This is one of the world's popular staple food. Cassava is often used to make thetropical delicacy in the form of 
starch or flour. However, if not properlywashed or cooked, cassava leaves and roots contain toxin called cyanide which is fatalto humans even in small doses.
4.Giant Bullfrog
Giant bullfrog is considered adelicacy in Namibia. The Namibians eat the entire giant bullfrog except for theinternal organs. In mostcultures, only certain body parts of the frogs such as the
are consumed as mostfrogs have poisonous skinand poisonous internal
 
organs. A premature bullfrog is said to contain a certain toxin which could lead to
in most cases
 
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