The 13 most dangerous foods in the world

The 13 most dangerous foods in the world

Sannakji: the baby octopus dish that's still alive when you eat it.

 

When it comes to the world's most dangerous foods, you probably think of exotic delicacies that most people will never come in contact with. Sure, a live Korean octopus that fights back when you swallow it may fit that criterion, but some of the worst food dangers are probably in your fridge or pantry right now.

We've rounded up the 13 most dangerous foods in the world (with some help from Dr. Keith Kantor, nutritionist, and CEO of the Nutritional Addiction Mitigation Eating and Drinking program), from poisonous produce to hygienically unsound dishes. However, sometimes it's the most seemingly innocuous foods could land you in the hospital.

Keep scrolling at your own risk.

Cherry Seeds/Pits

Cherry Seeds/Pits

Cherry seeds and pits are poisonous? Who knew!

"Spit out your cherry seeds because they contain the poisonous compound hydrogen cyanide," Dr. Kantor said.

That goes for other stone fruits like peaches, plums, and apricots. But don't worry about it too much. Hydrogen cyanide is a poison, yes, but you'd have to eat a ton of cherry seeds before it would kill you. The limit for a 150-pound human is 703 milligrams of hydrogen cyanide per day, according to the National Institute of Health, which is safely hundreds of cherry seeds.