Fugu- Poisonous Pufferfish Delicacy
Despite having lethally poisonous organs, pufferfish sashimi is eaten as a delicacy in Japan. There, the fish is known as fugu.
The dish is prepared from species from several genera of pufferfish and porcupine fish - Takifugu, Lagocephalus, Sphoeroides and Diodon. All these fish contain lethal amounts of the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin, which paralyses the muscles while the victim stays conscious. The victim is unable to breathe and dies of asphyxiation.
Not all organs of the fish are dangerous to eat. For example, the toxin is concentrated in the liver and gonads of the fish, while the skin and eyes are usually non-poisonous. Special care is taken by the chefs not to puncture poisonous organs while preparing fugu to avoid contaminating the dish.
The restaurant preparation of fugu is strictly controlled by law in Japan, and is reserved for highly trained licensed chefs. Most deaths occur when the dish is prepared by untrained chefs, such as in domestic preparation.
The sashimi dish itself is gelatinous and has a subtle taste. Some customers report a numbing of the lips, although this is attributed by some to the placebo effect.
Non-toxic varieties of fugu have reportedly been developed by scientists at Nagasaki University. The toxin is produced by bacteria and the fish’s digestive processes. By restricting the fish’s diet, they can avoid the fish consuming these toxin producing bacteria in the first place, resulting in a non-poisonous fish.
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