Many people pride themselves on being adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, especially when on holiday. Despite its status as a culinary delight, raw cashews are also a major cause of accidents on holiday. Some types of food should never be consumed under any circumstances. In this article, we’ll be having a look at one of the most dangerous foods in the world, the raw cashew nut.
What are raw cashews?
Fun fact of the day: cashew nuts are in fact not nuts at all but rather seeds. Due to their high starch content, they are used to thicken soups. Cashew nuts are a common ingredient in many Indian dishes and may be used in anything including meat stews, curries and even desserts.
I’ve eaten raw cashews and haven’t suffered side-effects
What most people don’t actually realise is that many products that are marketed as raw cashews are in fact not raw at all. These cashews have been steamed in order to remove the dangerous chemical urushiol. Urushiol is chemical which is similar to poison ivy. It causes severe allergic reactions on the skin and in large doses it can be fatal. In fact, cashew oil is used as an additive in many industrial substances such as paint and brake fluid, demonstrating just how dangerous this substance can be. It’s important to avoid raw cashews at all costs.
Food poisoning on holiday
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