it to number one of top 11 foods banned in the US is Absinthe. Controversial
and coiled in myth, the alcoholic spirit has its origins from the Swiss. Its
preparation involves macerating herbs and spices,
fennel, anise, and wormwood. It is
believed that, long before distillers discovered it, the herb was used for
medicinal purposes. Its ban in the US results from its content of thujone, a toxic chemical found in several edible
plants including tarragon, sage, and wormwood. The drink has been illegal
in ameriac since 1900, sounds like over 100 years, its damn true.
Number two is a Japanese Puffer Fish. Puffer fish can kill you. It is even
known as the poisonous delicacy. But why? The fish is known to contain highly
toxic components which can paralyze your body in a matter of seconds when
exposed to the body. It is so dangerous thus, Chefs who prepare puff fish must
undergo vigorous training for years before they are allowed to handle it. Never the less, in japan, the delicacy is so
famous that, conservationists have tabled concerns that the fish could be at
the brink of extinction due to over fishing!
number three is Sassafras oil. Sassafras is an
ancient healing plant for eastern Native American tribes. Sassafrases are known for their fragrance
and flavor. The root and stems have uniquely different fragrances and flavors.
The roots have the smell of root beer since they were one of the primary plants
used in making traditional root beer.
four in the food ban is Junk food in schools. If you fancy sodas, sausages, Egg and sausage or sandwich and you plan to order some
from the school canteen school; think again. Junk food is classified as food
with low fiber has been banned in schools to instil healthy eating habits in
kids. Instead, plan to grab granola bars, juices, or some other whole grain
number five is moon shine? Why would anyone ban a “moon shine” well, moon shine
is any illegally distilled homemade whisky. It got is name by being produced at
night under moon shine. Moonshine is a distilled spirit and, since the
Revolutionary War, distilled spirits attract festively high rates of taxation.
Eggs stand at number seven, This German chocolate
displays a milk-chocolate shell, a white-chocolate layer below the shell and has
a hollow center that houses a little toy. Bringing these adorable eggs into the USA makes you attractive to customs operatives. You could and end up paying fines of
up to $2,500 for every illegal Kinder egg.
Milk comes to number eight. Anytime you find yourself enjoying unpasteurized milk,
you could be exposing yourself to harmful bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. Raw
milk can be responsible for causing numerous food borne diseases.
nine is Authentic Italian meats. You could be a fan of house curled meats, they
are damn delicious, aren’t they. Well, consuming this delicacies could lead you
to getting cancer. Food items like the enjoyable
salami, ham, sausages and bacon are classified cancer motivators. Feeling like
you are being kept away from you favorite dish, never the case your health
and human meat’, aren’t some foods just disgusting, like dog, cat or mice meat?
You will agree with me they, or maybe not. Sometimes back, slaughtering horses for food in the U.S was declared
illegal. For obvious reasons, human meat which is as result of cannibalism
is illegal in the US. Tempted to frown
and ask; It’s my body, and so my choice
to let someone feast on it or not. Think again. You got no choice with that,
at position ten in the list of banned foods and drinks in the US is Vegemite. This thick, black Australian food is made from leftover
brewers’ yeast extract and comes with several vegetable and colorful flavors.
It contains high folate, the component responsible for its ban. Artificial folate, also known as folic acid, is highly
regulated in the USA by the FDA.
at number eleven is Four Loko (the original) this sweet, fruity and cheap
beverage is a no go zone. The drink is laced with stimulants that delay feelings of drunkenness, making consumers consume what
they otherwise could not. In effect, drinkers who consume the alcohol mixed
with caffeinated energy drinks are more likely to binge-drink. This predicament
exposes them to the danger of being sexually advantage of.