Kachhey Chawal or raw rice is the favorite munching snack of everyone, be it teenagers or their mothers cooking rice for their teenage children. They don’t have a taste of their own, but for some reason, everyone who gets a taste of it can’t let it go. But that, my friends, is dangerous. Bacillus cereus is a bacteria that survives in dry temperatures, and as the rice packets are kept dry in the pantry, this bacteria often contaminate the rice. If you don’t cook them properly, they can cause food poisoning.
2. Raw Eggs
Now, you may think, ‘who even eats raw eggs when there are so many different ways of cooking them?’ There is boiling, frying, frying in different ways, or if you are a real desi, you will cook it with the typical salan masala. But yes, some people do consume eggs raw or semi-cooked. The problem is they contain salmonella that causes food poisoning, and can also transport the flu virus in you.
3. Live Octopus
4. Raw Milk
Chicken is in almost 95% of our cuisines, and it, everyone knows, is dangerous if it is raw. But here is a fun fact, you may think that you have cooked chicken because it is not pink anymore, but it may still be raw. The best way to confirm your chicken is cooked is by bt checking the internal temperature. If it reaches 165 degrees, you are good to go. Otherwise, it may still contain traces of campylobacter and salmonella.
These food items are dangerous; this came as shocking news for us as it was for you. Tell us if you know of more food items that could qualify this list.
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