In certain places of the world, it's a delicacy to have your food served raw, however alive. In South Korea and Japan, specifically, individuals may bite on arms from an octopus that is as yet moving.
On the off chance that this doesn't make you want to puke, there is another reason not to attempt to swallow a live oceanic animal — it could kill you.
What's more, it's not because that the octopus may fight back, as an unfortunate vlogger lately experienced during a live stream, but because it can be a dangerous choking hazard.
"It accompanies a safety warning," creator and nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche told INSIDER. "It's not suggested. There's a choking hazard predominantly from the suckers getting stuck to the inside of the throat, leading to the octopus causing an obstruction."
In April 2010, a South Korean lady collapsed and stop breathing after eating a live octopus, and soon died on the hospital bed 16 days later. Her boyfriend was convicted for homicide, but eventually got the conviction overturned in the Supreme Court.
"As far as the risk of food poisoning goes, octopus is not at the top of the list for seafood," said Tschiesche. "It's quite low risk and perhaps this is why it is a Korean practice to eat it raw."
Tschiesche included this isn't her specialized topic. Be that as it may, a video from Vice's Munchies arrangement clarifies how gourmet experts cook and plan octopus so clients eating it don't choke to death.
As indicated by head culinary expert Kim Sang Jin, you initially need to snatch the octopus by the head and press the arms downwards to evacuate the bodily fluid, since this isn't very nice to eat.
"Eating the live octopus is very good for your blood sugar levels,"he said. "Because it contains virgin [raw] taurine."
After trying some on camera, he said the arms adhere to his mouth and it feels "sort of weird." He said to stop clients choking, the octopus must be cut into little pieces.
"If you try to eat big pieces it can get caught in your throat,"he included. "And that's when you have an accident and die."