What fish can you not eat raw?
Raw freshwater fish including grass carp, bighead carp or snakehead may carry parasites such as Chinese liver fluke, which can cause obstruction, inflammation and cancer of the biliary ducts in the liver.
Why do Japanese eat raw fish?
Most importantly, cooking kills bacteria and parasites that can cause disease. Nevertheless, some people prefer the texture and taste of raw fish. It is especially popular in Japan as part of dishes like sushi and sashimi.
How come you can eat fish raw?
So, why can we eat raw fish, but we can’t eat raw hamburger or chicken? The first reason is microbial: when we clean raw fish, it’s easier to remove the bacteria-filled intestines that could otherwise contaminate the meat with pathogenic microbes.