Improperly prepared fugu contains tetrodotoxin, a potent neurotoxin that can be deadly if consumed.
The unripe fruit of the ackee plant contains a toxin called hypoglycin, which can cause severe illness or even death if not prepared correctly.
This traditional Sardinian cheese is intentionally infested with live maggots, which can survive in the intestines and cause health issues.
Certain species of clams, like the blood clam, have been associated with hepatitis A and other infections due to their filter-feeding habits.
A Korean dish consisting of live octopus, which can pose a choking hazard if not chewed thoroughly.
Icelandic fermented shark meat, preserved to eliminate toxins, is challenging to consume due to its strong ammonia odor and taste.
Improperly processed or prepared bitter cassava can contain high levels of cyanide, making it dangerous if not detoxified correctly.
Unripe or improperly prepared elderberries can cause nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms due to cyanogenic glycosides.