The latest fruit in majority of the states of the U.S is the Pong Pong fruit. Its size can vary from a small ping pong ball up-to a size of a standard ball. In Medical terms, its called Cerbera odollam or commonly known as suicide tree in India. Its very rich in proteins and tastes so unique. But It blocks calcium ions in the heart muscle thus results to a fatal disruption of heart beat. Due to irregular manner of heartbeat, a person dies on spot. Even the doctors cannot control the heartbeat. According to research, it is estimated that 3 people per week are dying due to eating this fruit in U.S.
This plant is common in India and other parts of South Asia. And is usually exported from there. Its known for its unique taste but it can take one’s life because of the toxic substance present in this fruit is very hard to trace. If its tree is in a polluted area and is not taken care of then it becomes toxic.